Riesling Calcaire 2013

Riesling Calcaire 2013

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2015
Acquired alcohol : 12.5°
Residual sugar : 7.8 g/l
pH : 3.0
Yield : 59 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2015-2028
Average age of vines : 39 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : East & South facing, Limestone/calcareous/siliceous

Description of the wine Riesling Calcaire 2013

The Riesling is planted in three places with a limestone soil on the estate: Clos Häuserer, Heimbourg and Clos Windsbuhl as well as in the commune of Gueberschwihr on a multitude of plots. It is indeed from the latter that almost all the grapes used to produce this wine come. Riesling from limestone terroir generally has a nice acidity and a certain richness in the mid-palate that is typical of deeper, richer soils. The 2013 was harvested very healthy and with a nice richness. True to its style, it retained a tiny, barely detectable roundness.
Riesling Calcaire 2013

Tasting notes

3/2015: the nose is intense, giving off a beautiful fruity aromatic palette despite a prolonged maturation on the lees. The aromas in the mouth are typical of a limestone expression (wet stones, herbs, citrus fruits...). The palate is long, well supported by a firm acidity and finishes on a nice volume. The wine tastes dry, with just the right amount of velvet on the finish to make it harmonious. Good aging potential.