Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2006

Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2006

Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : July 2007
Acquired alcohol : 13.5°
Residual sugar : 7.9 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.51
Yield : 59 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 28 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Goldert
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : 10 % Ottonel, 90 % Muscat d’Alsace, East facing, Gentle slope, Oolithic calcareous

Description of the wine Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2006

Goldert is a cooler vineyard. The calcareous soil and gentle slope facing east accentuate the late ripening. The result is better acidity and more flavour complexity. The fact that the vines are on a hillside, there is also better drainage, and in 2006, it allowed us to wait longer to pick the grapes. The Goldert is therefore significantly richer than the Muscat (from the Herrenweg) and its fermentation lasted almost an entire year. The sweetness is quite low for its potential alcohol and the fact that the acidity is very high, the residual is completely hidden in the massive structure of the wine.

Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2006

Tasting notes

01/2008 : Usually less aromatic than the Herrenweg, the Goldert 2006 exhibits such a powerful aromatic minerality that it feels more open. In fact, I believe that this wine should benefit from further ageing and show much more floral aromas with age. The rich palate is balanced with a fierce acidity that adds weight to the structure. Muscat was a difficult grape in 2006, but this one should go very far! I would almost use this wine as a Riesling in a few years