Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 14°
Residual sugar : 26.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 (5.6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 33 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 17 years
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Marl-Oligocene calcareous, West North West facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002

The pinot-gris is planted at the top of the Heimbourg vineyard, enjoying a much poorer and slightly cooler climate than the other parts of this single vineyard. The soil is thinner, with more rocks, forcing the vines to produce smaller yields. In 2002, the pinot-gris was exceptionally ripe quite early. We decided to a selection of healthy grapes, in order to achieve a ‘normal’ ripeness. The noble rot affected clusters produced a vendange tardive wine.

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : This wine shows ripe pear/fruity and vanilla aromas (there is no new oak vinification). The fermentation was very slow but this wine eventually reached a harmonious balance, revealing little residual sweetness on the palate. It is a very elegant Heimbourg with a crisp acidity.