Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 4 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.45
Yield : 60 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 47 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

The Herrenweg vineyard is located on a gravely soil in a very precocious and dry climate. 2002 was more rainy than usual, but the well-drained soils of this vineyard actually do prefer slight excess in water than a stress due to insufficient water. The climate in 2002 was perfect for the Muscat, allowing it to ripen fully, keeping a very good acidity, which is rare. The grapes were harvested very healthy.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The fermentation was over in a month, producing a dry wine. The nose shows intense grapey/floral aromas, which is almost in contradiction to the rich/dry mouth. Like most 2002s, the acidity is combined to the natural high dry extracts of this vintage. This wine should really open up in the next 12 months and be really delicious in a couple of years.