Riesling Clos Häuserer 2014

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2014

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2016
Acquired alcohol : 12.5°
Residual sugar : 14.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.9 g/l H2SO4 (7.5 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.1
Yield : 41 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2018-2034
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1973
Terroir : Clos Hauserer
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period, Coluvium slope, East facing, Very gentle slope

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Häuserer 2014

The Clos Häuserer is a small 1.2ha vineyard located at the bottom of the Grand Cru Hengst in Wintzenheim. My father Leonard named this vineyard from the nearby road (Häusererweg) when he planted it in 1973. It benefits from the same Oligocen limestone mother rock, but covered by a thicker layer of marl (0.8 to 1.3 metres). Almost flat, protected by surrounding hills, the Clos can be very hot in summer and cold in winter. Typically, Clos Häuserer always shows great acidity. Once almost too vigorous, the vines are now in balance and produce beautiful healthy grapes. The 2014 was very slow to ferment and kept some light sweetness.

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2014

Tasting notes

09/2016 : Pale yellow green colour. There is clear evidence of the limestone influence on the nose: mineral, stony, light flint. Still austere and tight, it will deserve some serious aeration before drinking. The acidity controls the wine on the palate. It is almost impossible to notice the light residual sweetness at first. The finish is saline and strict. Great Clos Häuserer, well worth keeping. Probably fantastic with oily fish.