Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

Dry Wine
This wine is no longer available in this vintage.
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2012
Acquired alcohol : 13°
Residual sugar : 4.3 g/l
Total acidity : 4.4 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.1
Yield : 50 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2015-2036
Average age of vines : 37 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous, South/South East facing

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

The Windsbuhl was the last vineyard to complete flowering in 2011, so it is no surprise that it was the last Riesling harvested on the estate. A late bud break or flowering is the result of a cooler local climate (Windsbuhl is closed to the forest and higher in altitude), and an even later harvest is the result of a cooler soil (limestone). It is always quite intriguing to see, almost every vintage, how the Riesling remains healthy and the other grapes (Pinot-Gris and Gewurztraminer) catch the noble rot. This allows for a perfect ripeness, but still within reach of making dry wines.
Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2011

Tasting notes

2/2013: extremely delicate mineral nose. Light touch of toasty/burnt lees, but then it opens up on vibrant citrus and white fruits. The palate has a smooth mineral delicate structure, but quickly firms up around the acidity. Great structure! Saline finish with beautiful ripe integrated acidity. Truthful to the Windsbuhl, this Riesling should be kept a long time!