Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2001

Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 13.6 °
Residual sugar : 14.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.9 g/l H2SO4 (7.5 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.25
Yield : 44 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 27 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

The Herrenweg vineyard had the perfect soil for the wines of the 2002 vintage. The permeable and warm gravely soils allowed the grapes to ripen evenly without loosing any acidity and structure in the wine. There was only traces of botrytis, but the final ripeness was high. If the vines grew well, so did also weeds and parasites. 2002 was also a very difficult year with much more work in the vineyards. Surprisingly, it is the second longest fermentation, being racked only end of December 2003. (The longest being the Clos Jebsal SGN).

Tasting notes

01/2004 : There is still, at the time of writing, strong lees character in this wine (it spent 14 months fermenting!), but the classic fruitiness of the Herrenweg is starting to show. Rich palate, almost smoky, that feels almost fully dry on the finish.