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Riesling Roche Granitique 2016

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Riesling Roche Granitique 2016

Bottling date :
February 2018
Alcohol :
12.0 °
Residual sugar :
8.3 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.3 g/l H2SO4
pH :
3.11
Yield :
65 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2018-2026
Average age of the vines :
33 years
Terroir :
granite
Indice :
1

Description :

This ‘new’ wine label complements now the ‘roches’ series. As its name indicates it, all the vineyards are located on the poor granitic soils of the Brand hillside. It is in fact the second wine of the Grand Cru Brand. It is a very interesting experience to compare the three Rieslings side by side (Granite, Calcaire, Volcanic) in order to understand the influence of soil origin on the nature of the wine. These precocious and warm granitic soils produce wines that have a vertical structure, always expressive at a young age and never shy on their aromatic potential. In 2016, these were the first Rieslings harvested but the fermentation took a year to complete.

 


Tasting Notes :

2/2018: bright yellow colour. There is still an obvious lees autolysis influence as the fruity aromas (white fruits, pears) are mixed with more toasty, rock dust scents. It is possible to sense how this wine is going to open up and deliver fabulous aromas in the near future. The wine hits the palate full on, delivering a silky smooth texture where the ripe acidity brings salivation on the finish. It is a very enjoyable wine, delicate yet lasts a long time on the palate. The granite influence can be seen through the generosity of taste and pleasure this wine brings. The great origin comes on the finish with the presence of noble tannins. It can be enjoyed now, but will still improve for many years.