Riesling Roche Volcanique 2014

Riesling Roche Volcanique 2014

Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2015
Acquired alcohol : 12.1°
Residual sugar : 4.0 g/l
pH : 3.4
Yield : 35 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2018-2029
Average age of vines : 31 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Sedimentary volcanic rocks (Tuffs & Grauwake), South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Roche Volcanique 2014

Grauwacke and andesique tuff (compacted volcanic ash) is only present in the Grand Cru Rangen in Alsace. This vineyard was acquired in 1977 by my father Leonard and we were lucky that the established vineyards were properly planted (high density, massal selection…). However, some parts were still abandoned and needed planting. These ‘younger’ vines sometime differ from the older ones and are declassified in this bottling. The character of the vineyard is strong but a slightly higher yield and lower alcohol potential make it a lighter wine, easier to enjoy in its youth.

Riesling Roche Volcanique 2014

Tasting notes

09/2016 : Bright yellow colour, almost glowing. The nose shows classic mineral/flinty aromatics. The volcanic rock signature is strong. The wine opens up nicely and gains intensity, showing more rock dust and medicinal plants. The palate is ample, wide, dry and long but keeps a very elegant delicate texture. There is an immediate strong sense of saline mineral touch, almost like biting a stone. The finish combines some nice tannins and acidity, increasing the length. Worth waiting !