Riesling Heimbourg 2002

Riesling Heimbourg 2002

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 13.8°
Residual sugar : 18.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4. g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.4
Yield : 33 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1994
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, South/South East facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Heimbourg 2002

This vineyard is mystery to us. Located just across a road from the Clos Jebsal and being on a rich marl limestone soil, we should see big noble rot development in this vineyard, especially in a year when there was plenty of humidity and warmth, and it wasn’t the case at all ! Certainly, the strong slope (over 50%) and the good drainage of the calcareous mother rock must help to evacuate the water in the soil, creating difficult condition for the botrytis development. This vineyard is also partly facing the valley of Munster, enjoying constant and regular winds, also helping to keep good healthy grapes.

Riesling Heimbourg 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : Also harvested at very high level of ripeness, it kept noticeable sweetness after a long fermentation. Again, like all 2002 riesling, it is nicely balanced with a crisp firm acidity. The flavours are very fruity today, still perhaps dominated by strong lees extraction. The palate is unctuous, very enjoyable as a young wine and expressive, giving already lots of pleasure to the tasters. This is also a wine with a great ageing potential.