Pinot Gris Roche Roulée 2017
|Bottling :||August 2018|
|Acquired alcohol :||13.6 °|
|Residual sugar :||9.6 g/l|
|Total acidity :||3.0 g/l H2SO4|
|Yield :||24 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2019-2025|
|Average age of vines :||26 years|
|Terroir :||Herrenweg de Turckheim|
|Sweetness index :||2|
|Soil :||Gravely soil and limestone|
Description of the wine Pinot Gris Roche Roulée 2017This wine is made from all the Pinot-Gris vineyards located on the gravelly valley floor around the winery in Turckheim. Usually sold with the Turckheim village characteristics. However, in 2017, we loss a lot of grapes to the frost. The result is a wine unusually rich and with a concentration that didn’t allow it to become bone dry as usual, so we decided to sell it under the ‘Roche’ presentation. The fermentation was actually quite fast, but eventually the yeast kept a small natural sweetness. It is a very interesting wine to compare with the Calcaire and Volcanique expressions of Pinot-Gris
Tasting notes3/2019: bright yellow gold colour. The nose is already very expressive, showing honey aromas, fruits, quince… all aromatics typical of high ripeness. The Roche Roulée 2017 is a wonderful invitation to the world of tasty Pinot Gris! The palate is velvety, rich, and the natural tannic richness of the vintage help to hide the small amount of sweetness. Immediately satisfying and pleasing, it can be enjoyed young. The natural warmth of the vineyard brings a certain generosity and ample finish.
The wines from Herrenweg of Turckheim are always very aromatic, advanced in their development and are always defined by a very ripe acidity and opulent fruit. The wines from Herrenweg are accessible and generous in their youth and although they are often best enjoyed at this stage can surprise 10 or even 20 years later.