Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2002

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2002

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 12.4°
Residual sugar : 3 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.4
Yield : 56 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 24 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Goldert
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East facing, Oolithic calcareous

Description of the wine Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2002

The Goldert vineyard is located in a slightly cooler area. The rich calcareous soil increases the maturation difference with the Herrenweg vineyard. In 2002, the Goldert took much longer to ripen and eventually didn’t reach the potential achieved in the Herrenweg. The longer ripening period associated with a fantastic acidity helped to produce an ultra tight and compact wine. Here also the grapes were harvested very healthy. We are used to see this vineyard ferment very slowly, so we were quite astonished when we realized that it took only a few weeks to finish fully dry.

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : While still in cask, it was an unusual Goldert: very aromatic and fruity, with a very tight dry palate. Since the bottling, the wine is slowly closing and revealing more and more minerality. The mouth shows all the character of this vintage: high dry extract, tight acidity and strong minerality. This is certainly a Goldert that will age beautifully.