Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2002

Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2002

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 37.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4. g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Average age of vines : 21 years
Terroir : Rotenberg
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Red limestone Oligociene period, Steep slope, West North West facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2002

The Rotenberg is located on the west to north side of the Hengst hillside. The climate is much cooler and as a result, the maturation is always longer. We often harvest the Rotenberg 10 to 15 days after the Herrenweg vineyard. The great soil, a thin calcareous rock, very rich in iron (therefore the dark red colour), contributes to produce wines with great acidity and structure but also with specific aromas. In 2002, we decided to harvest separately the healthy grapes (which produced this wine), and the noble rot affected ones.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The absence of botrytis in this wine explains the ultra aromatic exotic fruit flavours, showing white fruits, apricots…aromas. The fermentation was very slow, but the yeasts were not capable to finish the wine fully dry. Residual sweetness is perhaps a little more noticeable than in the Heimbourg, but the acidity and extract balances this elegant wine.