Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2003

Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13.7°
Residual sugar : 17 g/l
Total acidity : 4.6 g/l H2SO4 / (7.0 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.55
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 10 ans
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Pinot-gris in the Herrenweg vineyard are located near our cellars. This vineyard is precocious in the ripeness and quite warm, despite its location on a valley floor, and the soils absorb lots of sun energy, thanks to an excellent drainage and deep water level. This vineyard is regularly one of the first to be harvested every year, with often lots of botrytis, but not in 2001.

Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2003

Tasting notes

01/2003 : This wine shows a classic balance. The residual sweetness is very well integrated and is not the first element the palate can detect. The aromas on the nose show some minérality, which is quite rare in this vineyard, as well as some typical smokiness. The wine is powerful on the palate with a relatively lively attack and structured finish, thanks to good acidity balance. Unusually, I think this wine will benefit some ageing.