Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2014
We offer it in :
|Bottling :||February 2016|
|Acquired alcohol :||12.6°|
|Residual sugar :|
|Total acidity :||4.4 g/l H2SO4|
|Yield :||33 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2018-2029|
|Average age of vines :||27 years|
|Terroir :||Grand Cru Goldert|
|Sweetness index :||1|
|Soil :||10 % Muscat Ottonel, 90 % Muscat d’Alsace, East facing, Oolithic calcareous|
Description of the wine Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2014The Suzukii fruit fly is definitely a red Muscat d’Alsace (petit grain) connoisseur! The Muscat d’Alsace grapes can be red or white, and, sadly, it was impossible to harvest the red ones. This is the first time that we made this wine only with the white Muscat. We feel that the red is somehow more pungent and the white is crisper and elegant. The Goldert has an old and long reputation for producing some of the most age worthy Muscat in Alsace. The cooler climate/late ripening situation and the deep rich marl limestone help increasing the acidity. The 2014 was aged longer on the lees due to an extraordinary slow fermentation (15 months) but managed to finish bone dry.
Tasting notes6/2016: bright yellow colour. The nose is amazingly tight and still reductive from the long lees contact. Hours of aeration will reveal beautiful complex fruit/floral aromatics. The palate is tight, firm, very dry and if it wouldn’t be for the aromatics of the wine, it could be taken for a Riesling. The palate shows a vivacious structure and despite the lower alcohol level, it finishes with a big long lasting impact. Please allow it to age and aeration will be necessary to enjoy it.
The Goldert Grand Cru of Gueberschwihr
The Goldert of Gueberschwihr is the only locality in Alsace where the geological substratum is composed solely of marine oolithic limestone. Traditionally, the majority of the Goldert is planted to Gewurztraminer and Muscat. These grape varieties are reputed for producing wines with great finesse, structure and a discreet, however complex, bouquet.