This is our classic Pinot d’Alsace blend of Auxerrois (70%) and Pinot Blanc (30%) originating from both Herrenweg and Rotenberg vineyards, in equal proportion of red calcareous and gravely soil. The 2009 vintage was harvested perfectly healthy. The grapes showed beautiful golden colour with soft acidity. The ripeness is normal and thanks to the characteristics of the 2009 vintage, the fermentation was fast keeping no sweetness. More than ever, the decision of blending these two different types of vineyards was useful. Usually the Rotenberg brings the acidity and Herrenweg the flavours. The wine clarified very quickly and could be bottled early.
2/2011: already showing that it is ready to be enjoyed. The nose is delicate and slightly mineral, not showing at all the big personality of most 2009s. The wine is very clear and limpid, with a nice refreshing fluidity on the palate. There is definitely less acidity than 08 or 07, but it shows nice balance on the palate. The mouth and finish are dry, but the soft structure of the 2009 vintage allows it to be tender and pleasurable. This is a very easy every day wine. It will go nicely with summer salads, fish, sea food and most light dishes.