The Clos Hauserer vineyard is located right under the limit of the Grand Cru Hengst and shares in fact a common vineyard name with one of the best part of the Hengst: Soedlen. This little 1.2ha clos is along a small path called the Hauserer Weg, which gave the name to our parcel. The vines are growing on a deep marl soil on top of a calcareous Oligocene mother rock. This interesting combination brings a fabulous structure to the Riesling and makes it grow slower, even in warmer vintage. The 2011 harvest was very healthy and the yeasts managed to ferment most of the sugars.
2/2013: the nose is so characteristic of limestone: stony elements, minerals, almost sea air associated with the ripe fruit aromas which are the signature of 2011 wines. The palate opens quickly on wet stones and there is a sense of firm structure and that the wine is clearly not giving everything today. Long finish, dense dry with great acidity.