In 2011 we took the decision to harvest a few grapes early from various limestone vineyard, in order to avoid them catching noble rot or botrytis. Pinot-Gris was a grape that could develop unwanted rot too early in 2011. All these grapes originating from the Clos Jebsal, Heimbourg and Clos Windsbuhl vineyards were blended together and eventually produced this wine. We eventually also added our Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes that we didn’t want to keep as such in 2011 (it usually is a very sweet wine). We were also looking for a ripeness level that would guarantee that the yeasts would ferment the wine the driest possible. It took time, but eventually the wine fermented through.
9/20129/2012: the nose shows typical limestone influence, with nice nutty, toasty and slight mineral influence. The palate is powerful and dense and aeration brings out some waxy/honey character as well as ripe fruits. The finish is quite velvety. Quite a rich wine!