Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2010

Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2010

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2012
Acquired alcohol : 14.5°
Residual sugar : 26.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.7 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.4
Yield : 37 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2012-2020
Average age of vines : 19 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2010

The Herrenweg is located on the gravely alluvial soil between Turckheim and Wintzenheim. These soils struggle to keep minerals and often suffer from drought, but, because they are well drained, they warm up quickly and it is always there that we start the harvest. In 2010, the crop was much smaller than usual and the grapes were harvested very ripe. The wine has a higher than normal acidity, and this probably is the main reason explaining an exceptionally slow fermentation. At one stage, we really thought that this wine would keep much more sweetness, but eventually, around October 2011, the yeasts finally finished their work.
Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim 2010

Tasting notes

3/2012: at this early stage, the wine still has attractive post-fermentation characteristics, with an expressive nose, showing toasty aromas, almonds, wax and some smoke. The palate should feel sweeter, but the acidity plays its role in the harmony of the wine, so the finish is clean and doesn’t leave a sweet impression. This is a particularly well balanced Herrenweg!