Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2014

Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2014

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

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2016
Acquired alcohol : 12°
Residual sugar : 2.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.2 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.4
Yield : 25 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2018-2029
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1995
Terroir : Heimbourg
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, Exposé ouest, Medium slope

Description of the wine Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2014

The west side of the little Heimbourg vineyard enjoys a relatively cooler climate and is more exposed to the winds that run between the Brand and Heimbourg hills. The deep rich marl limestone soil is also capable to give great structure and acidity to the wines. When we had this little vineyard available in the mid-nineties, we thought that Pinot Noir would be interesting. In 2014 it performed very well, the wind kept the fruit flies away and the grapes were harvested healthy. Vinification is classic in an open-top wood vat fermenter (2/3 destemmed) and the wine is then matured in barriques (3 years old or more) for 18 months. No fining/filtration.

Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2014

Tasting notes

6/2016: nice dark ruby red colour and intense nose. The palate comes as a surprise because this grape is usually harvested at higher alcohol level in Alsace. Here in the Heimbourg, the natural higher acidity and lower alcohol make the palate quite austere and tight when the wine is young. There is no exception with the 2014. This wine deserves some ageing and also aeration before drinking.