Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2001

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2001

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 12.9 °
Residual sugar : 4 g/l
Total acidity : 4.9 g/l H2SO4 (7.5 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.4
Yield : 55 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 23 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Goldert
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East facing, Oolithic calcareous

Description of the wine Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2001

Planted with 80% muscat d’Alsace grape variety, the Goldert was harvested relatively late to allow this late ripening grape to achieve correct ripeness level (remaining very healthy) in a vintage where September was cool. Thanks to its calcareous soil, this terroir gives a complex structure to the grapes, allowing them to develop a good acidity to a grape variety known to regularly have less. This wine fermented very slowly (over 12 months) and managed to transform all the sugars, which is also quite unusual in this wine.

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Still impregnated by the long lees contact ageing in cask, this wine is astonishingly open and aromatic today. Very powerful on the nose, it also shows a strong minerality, which will dominate gradually the wine in the months that will follow the bottling. The mouth is strict with lively acidity, with great harmony, developing classic flowers/fruits characteristics. Strong autolysis of the lees still give a slightly reductive character which should disappear quickly after decantation prior service.