Riesling Clos Häuserer 2001

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2001

Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.5 °
Residual sugar : 3.5 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.3
Yield : 36 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1973
Terroir : Clos Hauserer
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period, East facing, Very gentle slope

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Häuserer 2001

For the last few vintages, we always tried to harvest the Clos Hauserer at a nice physiological ripeness, but without over ripeness. This terroir already demonstrated its ability to develop noble rot (1989, 1994), it is also capable to produce racy rieslings with much less residual sweetness. The 2001 vintage was harvested in this style: very healthy, despite the strong mildew pressure in July, and with a strong mineral caracter coming from the calcareous marls. 2001 is also a small crop, given that the grapes weren’t botrytised.

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : 2001 is a great dry riesling vintage, because it was able to express all the finesse and elegance of this grape variety. The Clos Hauserer was one of the last wine to finish its fermentation (end of October 2002) and right to the end, revealing a nervous wine with great length showing stony and mineral flavours. This wine, maybe even stricter than the 2000, will benefit from many more years of ageing.