Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 7 g/l
Total acidity : 5 g/l H2SO4 (7.7 g/l Ac Tartrique)
pH : 3.2
Yield : 47 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 20 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Our riesling vineyards in the Herrenweg are located in the area where the gravelly soil is covered with some loess. Loess is a recent deposit of silt originating from the wind, often quite rich but also poor in high quality clay, responsible for the mineral character in wines. The warmth and precocity of this type of soil helped to produce in 2001 grapes that were ripe and healthy, but also very aromatic on the taste. Beside mildiou that was quite aggressive in this vineyard in July, it was relatively easy to obtain high quality grapes. The slightly higher than usual acidity also made the fermentations last longer (12 months) but the yeasts were capable to finish to transform all the sugars, thanks to the absence of botrytis.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : This wine is at the opposite style of the 2000. The nose is very developed at this early stage and shows all the purity of the Riesling grape variety: light minerality enhanced by floral notes, typical from Herrenweg vineyard. The mouth is a surprise. The nose would falsely indicate that the wine is sweet, when in fact it is quite strict and well focused for a gravely soil. The aromas are very fruity on the palate and the finish is dry but not acidic. Even though this wine fermented for a year, it doesn’t show the classic lees characteristic one would expect on such a young wine. This wine will age well, but I personally keep thinking that this vineyard should be drunk in its youth.