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Riesling Terroir d’Alsace 2013


Riesling Terroir d'Alsace 2013

Bottling date :
March 2015
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
3.3 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.1 g/l H2SO4
pH :
Yield :
48 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
30 years
Terroir :
Indice :

Description :

We started to produce this wine in 2008 and in priority for the French market, hence the ‘vin sec’ on the label. The grapes can be sourced from any Riesling vineyard on the estate, but it is usually from the Herrenweg and Brand in Turckheim. Just like in 2012, but for other reasons, in 2013 it all comes from the younger vines on the granitic Brand vineyard. We give special attention at harvest to the ripeness of the grapes and absence of noble rot, even in small quantities, because we want this wine to be dry. Riesling is usually a very slow fermenting grape variety and it doesn’t take much interference to make it keep some residual sweetness. Especially with wild yeasts…

Tasting Notes :

3/2015: very tight and mineral stony expression at this early stage on the nose, still under the strong influence of the lees. With time, the nose opens up to a more complex fruity expression. There is a real sense of ripeness and weight, which is not deceived by the first impression on the palate: dry with great volume. The granitic origin is also obvious with a beautiful ripe acidity that brings salivation. This will be a long lasting wine and a fabulous food companion.