Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2017

Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2017

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2019
Acquired alcohol : 15°
Residual sugar : 5.5 g/l
Total acidity : 2.7 g/l H2SO4 / (4.2g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 15 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2020-2029
Average age of vines : 36 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Marls & Siliceous, Oolithic calcareous

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2017

For a few years now, this wine is produced exclusively from one little parcel of vineyard located a stone throw away from the Goldert vineyard in Gueberschwihr. Proximity doesn’t of course mean identical! There is some Oolithic limestone present in the soil, but also a fair amount of sandstone and marl. The soil is more fertile and deeper, which accentuate the late ripening character. The Gewurztraminer grape grows slowly, keeps great acidity and doesn’t suffer from draught or excessive heat. Very healthy grapes produced a wine that fermented very dry, in an unusual style from this vineyard.

Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2017

Tasting notes

03/2019 : Deep yellow colour. The grape variety character is showing clearly on the nose with powerful peppery aromas. The wine has still to open. The palate is ample, powerful, warming. A fair presence of tannins, typical for this grape, add to the structure. This wine is a the opposite of the easy sweet round flowery Gewurztraminer : serious and imposing.