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Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2011 Sélection de Grains Nobles


Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2011 Sélection de Grains Nobles

Bottling date :
August 2013
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
185.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
5.0 g/l H2S04
pH :
Yield :
22 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
28 years
Terroir :
Grey marls and gypsum (Keuper). South facing, very steep slope

Description :

Made from an early October grape selection, this wine is the only SGN produced on the estate in 2011, nevertheless considered as a record year for VT and SGN production in Alsace. The climate was favourable for obtaining rich sweet wines (heat, sunshine and humidity), but we chose to limit the production of such wine to the only vineyards capable to keep a great structure. The deep cooler marl soil of the Jebsal allow for keeping better structure and acidity in the wine. Made from the third selection (the first one was declassified in our varietal Pinot-Gris and the second made the Vendange Tardive), this wine was harvested at the classic balance of 167° Oechslés (circa 23.5° potential). Still having less acidity than high acid vintages like 2010, the wine fermented faster for an SGN to reach a slightly higher alcohol than usual (for an SGN).

Tasting Notes :

2/2013: the nose carries the classic noble rot aromatics (acacia honey, bee wax…) but also has an expressive fruity character (peach nectar, apricots, dry fruits…). The palate is big, round and sweet with a pleasant satisfying texture, already quite accessible. The finish shows some nice acidity and some fruit zests.