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Riesling Calcaire 2011

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Riesling Calcaire 2011

Bottling date :
February 2013
Alcohol :
13.5°
Residual sugar :
4.5 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.9 g/l H2S04
pH :
3.2
Yield :
70 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2015-2023
Average age of the vines :
37 years
Terroir :
Limestone, calcareous, siliceous, facing East and South
Indice :
1

Description :

The new regulation regarding the production of village wines became effective with the 2011 harvest. Today, only 13 villages are classified in Alsace. The village of Gueberschwihr has the quality potential to be amongst this group and we would surely have enough back vintages to prove the point. Sadly, however, in order to be accepted, the demand should be made by a ‘significant’ number of people producing/selling Gueberschwihr. Today we are alone without any support from other producers, so we cannot any longer called this wine with the name of Gueberschwihr and we have renamed it ‘Calcaire’ or limestone, which is the nature of the soil. The 2011 was made from impeccable ripe and healthy grapes that fermented dry after a whole year.


Tasting Notes :

2/2013: juicy fruity, citrus nose. Expressive and extremely inviting. Velvety palate that finishes on a beautiful ripe acidity, hiding the density of the wine. The saline touch is still hiding behind a nice lively texture and it will take some time for this wine to develop more classic limestone minerality. True Gueberschwihr…