Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2002

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2002

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 15.1°
Residual sugar : 14.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.2 g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 25 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous, South facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2002

The Clos Windsbuhl is located in a cooler part of Alsace, on a rocky muschelkalk soil (calcareous soil), capable of producing wines with tremendous finesse and intense aromas. Just like 2001, the Clos Windsbuhl pinot-gris developed lots of noble rot. Unlike 2001, we decided to select in priority the healthy clusters (which produced this wine), and harvested the botrytis-affected clusters later in order to produce a Vendange Tardive. This wine was able to ferment in 2 months, which is a short time in this vintage.

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : At the opposite of the two previous wines, the Clos Windsbuhl shows strong mineral character on the nose and needs crucially to be decanted before serving at this young age. The absence of noble rot and good acidity give a powerful structure to this wine, the little residual sweetness and high alcohol makes the finish taste quite dry and mineral.