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Pinot Gris 2012

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Pinot Gris 2012

Bottling date :
February 2013
Alcohol :
14°
Residual sugar :
< 2.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.4 g/l H2S04
pH :
3.4
Yield :
55 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2013-2019
Average age of the vines :
22 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil on valley floor
Indice :
1

Description :

Just like in 2011, we didn’t produce any Herrenweg or Vieilles Vignes Pinot-Gris in 2012, as both were blended into this wine. The grapes ripened physiologically very quickly, to our great satisfaction, so it was possible to harvest them early and expect a dry wine. The Herrenweg is an early ripening vineyard because it gets less shadow from the mountains, the gravelly soil warms up quickly and it is also at the lowest altitude. If we are not careful, the grapes are quickly over-ripe and acids drop dramatically. In a vintage like 2012, we definitely do not want these grapes to reach high potential, in order to avoid unnecessary sweetness.


Tasting Notes :

2/2012: rich nutty nose, exotic fruits but still dominated by some lees. It will take a few months after bottling to really show all its potential. The palate is concentrated but harmonious and smooth. Almost hard to believe it is bone dry. Good length, very youthful, this will be an easy to like wine.