Riesling 2002

Riesling 2002

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 11 g/l
Total acidity : 5.6 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.4
Yield : 55 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 6 years
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Gravely soil and limestone

Description of the wine Riesling 2002

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 harvested a good maturity, despite the fact that it was the first vineyard to be harvested. We didn’t want to take the risk to see botrytis developing on this vineyard.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : 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 lightweight 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.