Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2002

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2002

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 15°
Residual sugar : 41.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.2 g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.7
Yield : 17 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 51 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Hengst
Sweetness index : 4
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period, South/South East facing, medium/steep slope

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2002

The Hengst Grand Cru is located on a dry marl limestone, facing southeast. The age of the vines combined to the exceptional microclimate of this vineyard always guarantees high ripeness, even with low botrytis. In 2002, the yields were exceptionally low, even for this vineyard. The fermentation was powerful and lasted only a couple months.

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose is discreet, which is very typical of the Hengst, but profound and complex, dominated with mineral/under-wood flavours (not flowery at all). The palate is powerful, but the ripe acidity and great roundness give a certain delicacy to the structure. There is no doubt that this is a great Gewurztraminer vineyard, showing strong personality.