All the limestone vineyards on our estate are included into good to excellent single vineyards. This Calcaire 2011 is made solely from grapes that originate from the Heimbourg vineyard which has clearly strongly influenced this wine. The Pinot Gris is planted on the shallower and higher in altitude section of this vineyard. The lack of top soil makes it more aggressive for the vines (very high pH at root level: 9.5) and help this grape to retain a great structure. Despite the absence of noble rot and relatively early harvest, this wine kept some residual sweetness.
2/2013: the nose shows subtle fruity aromas (peach, apricots) as well as honey and sweet sap. Neither the color (pale gold) nor the discreet nose can announce the richness of the palate. Like many 2011, one must wait a certain time to see the wine opening up. The first sensation on the palate is a light roundness, quickly balanced by a ripe acidity that brings and enjoyable vivacity to the mouth. The finish shows some interesting tannins which also help to keep the richness of the wine in harmony. Good ageing potential.