Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2002

Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2002

Medium Sweet WIne

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 14.9°
Residual sugar : 26.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.8
Yield : 28 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 57 years
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2002

Those old vines are in fact located in similar gravely soil than the Herrenweg, partly in Turckheim and partly in Wintzenheim. These older vines often yield only half the Herrenweg crop size, and also develop much less botrytis, giving more delicacy to this wine. It is quite rare to find old pinot-gris vines in Alsace. We do use the cuttings from this vineyard to plant our young vineyards.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose is very elegant, less brutal than the Herrenweg, showing exotic/honey aromas. The palate is unctuous, round, with noticeable sweetness, almost needed to balance the acidity and the rich dry extract of this wine. Unusual in this vineyard, the finish shows some good minerality.