|Acquired alcohol :||15.8°|
|Residual sugar :||29.0 g/l|
|Yield :||39 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2012-2030+|
|Average age of vines :||20 years|
|Terroir :||Clos Jebsal|
|Sweetness index :||4|
|Available for sale :||Yes|
|Soil :||Grey marls and gypsum (Keuper)|
|Format :||3 L|
Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2003 - Jéroboam
The Clos Jebsal is located in one of the warmest spot in Alsace, so you can imagine what it means in 2003. Luckily, the rich, deep marl soil wold still have enough water to allow the vine to develop normally after a period of 12 months without any rainfall ! We are so used to see massive botrytis development in this vineyard, that it was almost a shock to us to see zero botrytis in 2003. But, Jebsal was created to produce sweet wines, and if we had no noble rot in 2003, we saw the grapes drying out (passerillage) at the end of September. We selected those shrivelled grapes and produced an SGN. The grapes left after this selection produced this wine, still very rich.
The fermentation was also powerful for this wine, but the yeast weren’t capable of transforming all the sugar. The nose shows classic overripe exotic aromas, intensified by the passerillage effect. The palate is powerful and intense, the sugar is nicely balanced by the structure of this wine. (10/2004) : much more aromatic than a classic Jebsal. There is plenty of minerality in this wine, but also strong exotic/ripe fruit on the nose. The palate shows lots of roundness, balance with good tannins and a powerful finish. Doesn’t feel heavy at all. (10/2013): classic smoky nose, quite discreet given the richness, very spicy and peppery on the palate with light exotic skins. Developing very nicely and shows still excellent ageing potential.