Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2001

Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2001

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.1 °
Residual sugar : 56.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4. g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 38 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 20 years
Terroir : Rotenberg
Sweetness index : 4
Soil : Red limestone Oligociene period, Steep slope, West North West facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2001

The Rotenberg of Wintzenheim is located on the western side of the Hengst hill. The west to north-west facing could seem negative, but in fact, the quality of the mother rock compensate the lack of sun energy. The therefore cooler climate does slow down the ripeness, increase the aromatic components in the grapes and also helps to keep higher acidity levels. The under soil is identical to the one of the Hengst vineyard, except that there is no marl and the top soil is much thinner and high in iron content (which gives the red colour to the soil). The 2001 is very ripe with presence of some noble rot.

Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Despite a long and slow fermentation, this wine wasn’t able to transform all the sugar into alcohol. The result is a wine with incredible aromatic depth (ripe fruits, quince jelly) and fine nose. On the palate, the wine is round and mouth watering, the residual sweetness is almost VT like, but well balanced on the finish with an acidity typical of this vineyard. This wine will keep its sweetness a long time and will be able to age for a long time.