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Riesling Roche Calcaire 2014

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Riesling Roche Calcaire 2014

Bottling date :
February 2016
Alcohol :
12.5°
Residual sugar :
7.5 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.7 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.0
Yield :
59 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2017-2029+
Average age of the vines :
40 years
Terroir :
Limestone - Calcareous, siliceous - south and east facing slopes
Indice :
1

Description :

This wine originates mostly from the village of Gueberschwihr. All seven little vineyards were planted in the 60s and 70s and are located on rich marl-limestone based soils. It is quite a late ripening village, which explains the nice acidities and structure of the wines. Perfect ripeness in 2014 but slow fermentation, like all 2014 Riesling wines. Just like most previous vintages, it kept a very light roundness which is barely noticeable.


Tasting Notes :

2/2016: bright pale yellow colour. The nose exhibits the classic mineral/stone aromatics, note quite fully open yet and announcing a concentrated style. The wine is broad on the palate, feels almost oily with a classic pure crisp acidity, so typical of this village. Concentrated, long finish, it has a good potential of evolution. The acidity is saline and maintains this wine at an elegant level.