Riesling 2001

Riesling 2001

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 11.9°
Residual sugar : 3.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.2 g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.2
Yield : 77 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 5 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Gravely soil and limestone

Description of the wine Riesling 2001

This wine comes from a young vineyard aged 5 years located in the Herrenweg de Turckheim vineyard. The age of the vines and the crop size (first pruning with 2 canes) made us declassify this wine into a varietal wine without any indication of origin beside Alsace. The grapes were healthy and the slightly lower maturity compared to the other wines of 2001 can be explained by the fact that it was the first vineyard to be harvested in 2001. (8th October). We didn’t want to take the risk to see botrytis developing on this vineyard.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Pale yellow green colour. The nose develops grapefruit zests aromas, without the usual bitterness associated with these kind of flavours. The palate is clean, medium light weight and finishes dry, without bitterness or acidity, showing classic Riesling varietal characteristic. This wine is ready now and will not improve after 2-3 years in bottle.