Riesling Heimbourg 2000

Riesling Heimbourg 2000

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2001
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 8 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.25
Yield : 43 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1994
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, South/South East facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Heimbourg 2000

This steep south facing vineyard (over 50% slope), was also harvested relatively early, when all the grapes were still very healthy, without noble rot. Being just across the road from the Clos Jebsal, we always thought that the Heimbourg Riesling would also develop a lot of botrytis, but in fact, the calcareous soil (marl Oligocene) similar to the Hengst, does not favour the noble rot.

Riesling Heimbourg 2000

Tasting notes

12/2001 : The result in 2000 is a wine with a broad mineral nose mixed with waxy exotic aromas. The palate is slightly rounder and feels less austere than the Clos Häuserer, but still represents a very classic dry Riesling, well worth keeping before drinking.