Riesling Clos Widsbuhl 2002

Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2002

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 22.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.25
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 28 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Medium to steep slope, Muschelkalk calcareous, South facing

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2002

The riesling is located on the top part of the calcareous Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr, where the soil is the thinnest with more apparent rocks. The slightly cooler climate in this vineyard obliges us to wait slightly longer to harvest those grapes. In 2002, the ripeness came as a surprise to us, because the grapes were perfectly healthy and one couldn’t say that September was warm ! Like all the riesling, the fermentation was also very slow (almost 12 months).

Riesling Clos Widsbuhl 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The riesling Clos Windsbuhl is showing incredible aromatics at this early stage. Usually very mineral, the strong fruity/floral character dominates this wine. Considering the ripeness level and high acidity, it would have been almost impossible to see the fermentation finish to the end. The balance is slightly round today, but backed-up with a nice firm acidity. I expect this wine to be drier and drier in the ageing.