Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2002

Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2002 - Vendange Tardive

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2004
Acquired alcohol : 12.6 °
Residual sugar : 82 g/l
Total acidity : 5.1 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.7
Yield : 24 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 19 years
Terroir : Clos Jebsal
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Grey marls and gypsum (Keuper), South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2002 - Vendange Tardive

Jebsal means ‘where there is gypsum’. This vineyard is located in between the Brand and Heimbourg hills, precisely delimitated by two geological cracks that make this vineyard very small. It is exposed full south, on a steep slope and perhaps in one of the warmest location in Alsace. This vineyard has a natural capability to develop noble rot, which surprises us every year. The combination of rich marl and warm microclimate must be the catalyst. The Clos Jebsal is certainly our pinot-gris vineyard, which is the most mineral and introverted when young, but always ages beautifully thanks to its great acidity and important noble rot.

Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2002

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose still shows strong exotic ferment character, with minerals, wet stones underneath. The fermentation was very slow, certainly because of the acidity, which gives this wine a strong crisp palate. The high residual sweetness is almost hidden behind a very firm acidity and powerful minerality, making the finish taste delicate!