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Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

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Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

Bottling date :
August 2017
Alcohol :
12.5 °
Residual sugar :
7.7 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.3 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.3
Yield :
37.0 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2019-2030
Average age of the vines :
30 years
Terroir :
marl-calcareous, facing west
Indice :
1

Description :

The Heimbourg vineyard is one of the little single vineyard located on the secondary and tertiary fractured area in Turckheim, in the continuation of the primary granite vineyards. In this area, the geology varies quickly on short distances, explaining why these vineyards are so small (Clos Jebsal, Boland and Heimbourg). He Heimbourg is the only one facing south-west to west, on an Oligocen poor limestone top soil. The top part of the vineyard, the most exposed to winds and poorest, is planted with the Pinot-Grape. It basically enjoys a similar context as the Rotenberg on the other side of the valley, but with a much lower iron content, therefore often producing more aromatic and early expressive wines. Like most Pinot-Gris in 2016, the grapes ripen to perfection at a lower alcohol potential, producing an elegant dry wine.

 


Tasting Notes :

2/2016: pale bright yellow colour. Delicate and almost discreet nose showing a pure Pinot Gris style on limestone rocks (light toasty character, citrus fruit…). The wine is clearly still closed and like so many 2016s will require time. The palate is unctuous, feels rich with a velvety tonic finish, yet, has a delicate light harmony and long life ahead. This wine will be a perfect match with seafood, fish dishes, white meat…