Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 12.8 °
Residual sugar : 9 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.5
Yield : 50 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 46 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

The Herrenweg vineyard is located on a gravelly soil in a very precocious climate. It is frequent to see the botrytis develop there, but not in 2001, even in the Muscat grapes. Made with 70% Muscat Ottonel and 30% Muscat d’Alsace. Unusually, they were harvested relatively late for these grapes (October 10th) because of the slightly late ripening season of 2001. Muscat doesn’t always follow the normal rules and it seems that 2001 is a very good vintage for this grape variety.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : This wine fermented for 5 weeks, keeping some residual sweetness which are little detectable on the palate. Extremely aromatic and pungent on the nose at the moment, the flavours are also powerful on the palate. Relatively delicate on the palate, the alcohol is medium, the Muscat Herrenweg shows lots of delicacy and is already delicious to drink today. The aromas are so developed that I wouldn’t wait to long to drink it and enjoy it the next few years.