Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2009

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2009

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2010
Acquired alcohol : 12.5°
Residual sugar : 15.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.1 g/l H2SO4 / (6.3 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.4
Yield : 49 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 22 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Goldert
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : 90% Muscat d'Alsace & 10% Ottonel, East facing, Oolithic calcareous

Description of the wine Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2009

The late ripening and marl rich Goldert vineyard in Gueberschwihr managed to produce a Muscat wine well balanced in acidity, which can look surprising considering the warm September month of 2009. The grapes were harvested slightly later, without any noble rot and showing perfect ripeness, which is always complicated on the small berry Muscat cultivar. The precocity of the vintage usually helped for fast and powerful fermentations, but here, this wine resisted and despite a yeast activity that lasted over 12 months it kept a certain amount of residual sweetness.

Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2009

Tasting notes

2/2011: the nose is characteristic of limestone vineyards in 2009. Early days, it is possible to detect some reductive, lees characters, usually enhanced on the early harvested vintages and also stronger on very healthy crops. This characteristic disappears after some aeration; therefore racking the wine wasn’t necessary. The typical fruity flavours show up with air, but it is still the minerality of the Goldert that dominates. The palate shows some elegant sweetness.