Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2006
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|3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
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|Grand Cru Goldert
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|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.
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
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.