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Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

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Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

Bottling date :
February 2012
Alcohol :
13°
Residual sugar :
4.3 g/l
Acidite totale :
4.4 g/l H2S04
pH :
3.1
Rendement :
50 hl/ha
Optimum de degustation :
2015-2036+
Age moyen des vignes :
37 years
Terroir :
Muschelkalk calcareous (Trias), facing South-East, medium/steep slope
Indice :
1

Description :

The Windsbuhl was the last vineyard to complete flowering in 2011, so it is no surprise that it was the last Riesling harvested on the estate. A late bud break or flowering is the result of a cooler local climate (Windsbuhl is closed to the forest and higher in altitude), and an even later harvest is the result of a cooler soil (limestone). It is always quite intriguing to see, almost every vintage, how the Riesling remains healthy and the other grapes (Pinot-Gris and Gewurztraminer) catch the noble rot. This allows for a perfect ripeness, but still within reach of making dry wines.


Commentaires de degustation :

2/2013: extremely delicate mineral nose. Light touch of toasty/burnt lees, but then it opens up on vibrant citrus and white fruits. The palate has a smooth mineral delicate structure, but quickly firms up around the acidity. Great structure! Saline finish with beautiful ripe integrated acidity. Truthful to the Windsbuhl, this Riesling should be kept a long time!