Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 71 g/l
Total acidity : 4. g/l H2SO4 (6.4 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.8
Yield : 19 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1983
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, Exposé ouest, Medium to steep slope

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Heimbourg 2002 - Vendange Tardive

The gewürztraminer is located in the bottom section of the Heimbourg, facing west, which has the richer layers of marls. This doesn’t mean that we produce the highest yields in this grape variety ! The flowering was actually problematic in 2002 in this vineyard, resulting in much more millerandage (smaller berries with less peps) and a higher maturity level at harvest time. The wine fermented very slowly, keeping an unctuous palate and apparent sweetness.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose is intense and developed, showing strong rose, litchi, spicy aromas, characteristic of this vineyard. The sweetness is well present on the palate, making the finish long and unctuous. It is a medium bodied wine, with an elegant structure, quite different from the other gewürztraminers in this vintage.