Muscat 2013

Muscat 2013

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2015
Acquired alcohol : 12°
Residual sugar : 3.1 g/l
Total acidity : 3.9 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.1
Yield : 64 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2015-2018
Average age of vines : 34 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : 15% Muscat Ottonel, 85% Muscat d'Alsace, Gravely soil

Description of the wine Muscat 2013

All the Muscat grapes used to make this wine originated from the alluvial Herrenweg vineyard in Turckheim, where the August hailstorm was the most violent. It explains why the yields are relatively low, as Muscat can be a relatively high yielding grape. Needless to say that Muscat is also a fragile grape and suffered much more than other grape varieties. The combined effect of a cooler August and understandable later physiological ripeness (due to the hail stress) explain the lower sugar ripeness. The high acidity came as a fantastic surprise in this wine and made it ferment very slowly and dry.
Muscat 2013

Tasting notes

3/2015: beautiful fruity and floral delicate nose. There is no excess so one could keep his nose for hours on this wine and just enjoy the subtle aromatics. The zesty acidity brings an amazing structure and focus on minerals. The palate is dry and tense with a light and fresh mid palate, dangerously easy to drink. Perhaps the best way to understand this wine would be to think of a Riesling/Muscat blend!
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