Pinot Gris 2001

Pinot Gris 2001

Medium Sweet WIne

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13 °
Residual sugar : 36.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.4 g/l H2SO4 (5.2 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 55 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 30 years
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Gravely soil , Muschelkalk calcareous, South East facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris 2001

This wine is originating from the vineyards usually producing our pinot-gris Vieilles Vignes and also from some of the pinot-gris in the Clos Windsbuhl. It is a generic wine with noble origin! We decided to declassify those two wines because we judged the pinot-gris VV too austere (it is often very botrytised). The part coming from the Windsbuhl concerns the vineyards where we selected the botrytis to produce the SGN in 2001. Having harvested the most noble part, we preferred then declassify the remaining of the grapes, to produce this very interesting blended wine, still having great richness.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Yellow straw. The nose is already very developed, showing ripe exotic fruits aromas, quince and smoky flavours typical for the pinot-gris. On the palate, this wine shows ripe grapes character (bee wax, smoke) and soft structure with great length. The residual sweetness is easily noticeable, making this wine quite agreeable to taste young and without bringing heaviness. The finish is well balanced with the acidity coming from the Windsbuhl grapes. It is a wine that will be better enjoyed in its youth, before ten years old.