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Riesling Terroir d’Alsace 2011

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Riesling Terroir d’Alsace 2011

Bottling date :
February 2013
Alcohol :
13.5°
Residual sugar :
5.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.0 g/l H2S04
pH :
3.2
Yield :
67 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2014-2023
Average age of the vines :
28 years
Terroir :
Gravelly soil/silt, granite and marl
Indice :
1

Description :

At harvest time we did fear that we would not be able to produce this wine as the ripeness levels in the Herrenweg area, where these grapes originate from, was quite high in 2011. Despite the fact we can harvest much earlier than in the past (bio-dynamic helps to reach earlier physiological ripeness); in 2011 the grapes were much riper than usual. The fermentation started slowly but eventually went through after a full year of activity, to our great satisfaction.


Tasting Notes :

2/2013: delicate mineral nose with wet stones aromas and classic young Riesling citrus fruit. Still quite restrained (long lees contact influence) and will benefit from aeration. The palate comes almost like a surprise: ample juicy rich with a nice ripe acidity. The ripeness of the grapes really does show in the wine and gives a harmonious pleasurable finish.