Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2006

Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2006

Medium Sweet WIne

Technical presentation

Bottling : July 2007
Acquired alcohol : 13.5°
Residual sugar : 40.2 g/l
Total acidity : 2.9 g/l H2SO4 (4.5 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 4.00
Yield : 35 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 61 years
Sweetness index : 4
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2006

Pinot Gris was rarely planted in the past, because the grape selection then was very small, low yielding and would not equal the more productive Pinot Blanc. Therefore, older vines are quite rare, and we do nurture those 2 old vineyards, as we also source all our vine cuttings from there for all our new Pinot Gris plantations. They also have a very rare characteristic, which one cannot find in any modern selection: they only have one cluster per shoot. In 2006, their age saved them from bad rot or water problems. It never is a big production, but whenever possible, we always try to separate them from the other parts of the Herrenweg vineyard, as the wine tastes so different.

Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2006

Tasting notes

01/2008 : The nose exhibits powerful toasty, milky coffee, rich creamy flavours, obviously showing the over-ripe character of the grapes and high presence of botrytis. The grapes were so rich, that there is no way possible hiding the sweetness. The palate is decadently sweet, unctuous and flavoured. A pleasure wine, but with foie gras or dessert…