Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 16.4°
Residual sugar : 49.0 g/l
Total acidity : 5.9 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.6
Yield : 49 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 11 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2002

The Herrenweg vineyard developed a lot of noble rot in 2002. The good drainage of the gravely soil and the constant winds blowing from the valley during the night stop the botrytis development in a normal year (like 2001), but in 2002, the humidity and warmth were stronger. The ripeness was very high, and I really expected this wine to finish very sweet, especially with its record-breaking acidity level ! I was amazed to see how far the yeasts were able to ferment this wine, in a relatively short time by our standards (2 months).

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose is quite mineral, with typical toasted bread aromas. The mouth is ultra powerful, but the alcohol level is in fact very well balanced by this unusual acidity. The finish is very dry.