Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2001

Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2001

Medium Sweet WIne

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 43.0 g/l
Total acidity : 2.7 g/l H2SO4 / (4.2g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.7
Yield : 49 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1983
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 4
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, Exposé ouest, Medium to steep slope

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2001

The gewurztraminer is located on the western slope of the Heimbourg, at a lower altitude than the pinot-gris. Usually this vineyard develops lots of botrytis (sun in the evening, humidity in the morning). In 2001, rot was inexistent (noble or grey), but the grapes did reach a high ripeness. Despite a quick and powerful fermentation (1 month), the wild yeast weren’t able to ferment all the sugar from the grapes.

Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : This wine shows a strong minerality on the nose, as well as spicy/smoky flavours. The residual sweetness is important on the palate, despite good acid balance and structure. This wine is still relatively closed at the moment, but one can taste discreet rose and flower aromas, not quite open yet. The finish is rich, without being heavy, and underligned with good acidity that gives a fresh appeal to this wine. It will gain tremendously to age.