Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2000

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2000

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2001
Acquired alcohol : 14.7°
Residual sugar : 11 g/l
Total acidity : 3.5 g/l H2SO4 / (5.4g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.7
Yield : 42 hl/ha
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2000

We took the decision in the Windsbuhl Pinot Gris as the Pinot Gris Rotenberg: harvest the healthy clusters before the noble rot, in order to produce a wine not too ripe. The botrytised grapes were harvested the same day in this vineyard and produced a VT. I think than one of the most difficult dry wine to make in Alsace is certainly a Pinot Gris.

Tasting notes

12/2001 : It is often either slightly too ripe and keeps residual sweetness, or, if harvested slightly too early, it will lack its expected power and structure. The 2000 Windsbuhl is as close to what I would expect of a dry Pinot Gris as we are able to do. The nose shows delicate exotic aroma and classic Windsbuhl minerality. The palate is a the same time strict and powerful, leaving the mouth dry. It is an opulent dry wine, capable of beautiful ageing.