Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim VT 2000

Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2000 - Vendange Tardive

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2001
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 84 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 47 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 16 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2000 - Vendange Tardive

The Pinot Gris is a grape variety than can catch very easily botrytis, due to its very thin skin. This can be a drama (grey rot if the grapes are not ripe enough and the weather is bad) but it can also produce a wine like this one. Harvested the first day of the harvest, this wine completely took us by surprise with its ripeness.

Tasting notes

12/2001 : Initially I wondered if this vineyard would stand this kind of ripeness (there are still only 10 years old vines), but the result is an extroverted wine, intensely aromatic (honey, exotic fruits, quince jelly) and a classic VT palate with significant sweetness. It is certainly capable of good ageing, but I do not think it will develop more complexity by keeping it too long: it is delicious today…