Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2001

Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2001

Medium Sweet WIne

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13.9°
Residual sugar : 41.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 (5.6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.8
Yield : 41 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 18 years
Terroir : Clos Jebsal
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Grey marls and gypsum (Keuper), South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2001

The Clos Jebsal is a small vineyard located between the Brand and the Heimbourg vineyards in the village of Turckheim. It is located in one of the warmest climate of Alsace, well protected from the winds. This contrasts with the soil, which is very rich and takes more time to warm up. The result is an aptitude to develop noble rot which is quite amazing. In 2001, the first harvest produced an SGN, and the second harvest produced this wine, which contains less botrytised grapes, but still very ripe.

Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : The nose is still very austere with underlying minerality. The Jebsal is never the most open wine and the 2001 will take at least 3 to 4 years to fully develop all its potential. The mouth is racy and powerful, with strong wet stones and earthy flavours. The residual sweetness is apparent on the palate, but less important than in the Heimbourg or the Rotenberg wines. The 2001 Jebsal has a great acidity, that shouldmake this wine taste drier with age.