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Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2011


Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2011

Bottling date :
February 2013
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
5.7 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.0 g/l H2S04
pH :
Yield :
65 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
46 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil/silt
Indice :

Description :

The Herrenweg in Turckheim, or the ‘Road of the men/soldiers’ is named like that because it is located along the ancient roman way that linked Colmar to the pass in the Vosges mountain. Its Terroir is made of fine sand, silt and big pebbles which has good drainage capacity and benefit from a warm climate that gives an aromatic intensity to the wines. The age of the vines is paramount as deeper roots will be less under the influence of troubled weather and they can find more minerality in a soil naturally poorer in such elements. 2011 was a favourable vintage for this Terroir as rainfalls, a serious limiting factor in such soils, were very regular during the growing season. The wine fermented slowly over a year to dryness, in classic ancient oak casks.

Tasting Notes :

2/2013 :  intense nose, typical of this vineyard with fresh citrus fruit and a nice mineral presence that gets more and more intense vintage after vintage as the vines get older. The palate is generous and ample right from the start with a juicy sapid character that brings lots of pleasure. The acidity is well integrated, without excess, and the finish is fresh, dry and harmonious.