Riesling Calcaire 2011

Riesling Calcaire 2011

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2013
Acquired alcohol : 13.5°
Residual sugar : 4.5 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 (5.6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.2
Yield : 70 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 37 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East & South facing, Limestone/calcareous/siliceous

Description of the wine Riesling Calcaire 2011

The new regulation regarding the production of village wines became effective with the 2011 harvest. Today, only 13 villages are classified in Alsace. The village of Gueberschwihr has the quality potential to be amongst this group and we would surely have enough back vintages to prove the point. Sadly, however, in order to be accepted, the demand should be made by a ‘significant’ number of people producing/selling Gueberschwihr. Today we are alone without any support from other producers, so we cannot any longer called this wine with the name of Gueberschwihr and we have renamed it ‘Calcaire’ or limestone, which is the nature of the soil. The 2011 was made from impeccable ripe and healthy grapes that fermented dry after a whole year.

Riesling Calcaire 2011

Tasting notes

02/2013 : Juicy fruity, citrus nose. Expressive and extremely inviting. Velvety palate that finishes on a beautiful ripe acidity, hiding the density of the wine. The saline touch is still hiding behind a nice lively texture and it will take some time for this wine to develop more classic limestone minerality. True Gueberschwihr…