Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 12.9 °
Residual sugar : 12 g/l
Total acidity : 5.8 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.7
Yield : 10 hl/ha
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, South/South East facing, Steep slope

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

The Heimbourg and Rotenberg vineyards are distant of roughly 2 miles, but both enjoy the same west facing and steep slope on poor calcareous rocks. The Heimbourg also developed important botrytis, but was harvest 2 weeks after the Rotenberg, but the potential maturity was identical, as it was also harvested in two parts with a cluster selection (dry and VT). Very low yields.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The slightly slower fermentation produced perhaps more fruity, exotic aromas than in the Rotenberg. The nose shows intense pure fruit flavours, again very close to an SGN style. The palate is very round, the residual sweetness is important for a vendange tardive, but well balanced with a good fresh acidity. Tremendous ageing potential.