Riesling Gueberschwihr 2001

Riesling Gueberschwihr 2001

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.7°
Residual sugar : 6 g/l
Total acidity : 5 g/l H2SO4 (7.7 g/l Ac Tartrique)
pH : 3.3
Yield : 53 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 27 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East & South facing, Gentle slope, Limestone/calcareous/siliceous

Description of the wine Riesling Gueberschwihr 2001

Even though the 8 vineyards entering in this wines are located all around the village of Gueberschwihr, they all have similar soil and exposition characteristics. The climate and terroir of this village, slightly slower to ripen than the Colmar-Turckheim area, were particularly favourable to this grape variety in 2001.Harvested fully ripe, even slightly overripe, but without any botrytis, the Riesling Gueberschwihr fermented until September 2002 to finish dry.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Pale yellow. The nose is still impregnated of the long lees contact and will need some months to fully show all its potential. The mouth shows a very dry wine, with a crisp acidity, backed up with a powerful structure, reminding that that those grapes were very ripe. Thanks to the perfect health condition of the grapes, this wines will develop strong mineral flavours and should age very well for this kind of vineyard.