Muscat Roche Roulée 2017

Muscat Roche Roulée 2017

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2019
Acquired alcohol : 13.1 °
Residual sugar : 3.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.5 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.3
Yield : 14 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2021-2027
Average age of vines : 38 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : 15% Muscat Ottonel, 85% Muscat d'Alsace, Gravely soil

Description of the wine Muscat Roche Roulée 2017

The two muscat vineyard in the village of Turckheim were particularly badly hit by the April frost. Luckily, not all secondary buds were out so it was eventually possible to harvest a few clusters. The gravely soil made from glaciers and rivers warms up quickly in spring, pushing usually for early budbreak, which was the problem in 2017. This wine is unusually concentrated and intense, showing the impact of a very small yield on the quality, hence being classified in the Roche range in 2017. The fermentation was fast and the wine finished very dry.
Muscat Roche Roulée 2017

Tasting notes

2/2019: pale yellow colour. Lots of ripe fruit on the nose: bergamot, peach…. It is a bright and intense wine, without any unwanted varietal characteristics. The palate flows easily and is agreeable, with a nice mouthfeel, delicate despite the intensity. The wine is dry, salivating, with nice ripe tannins. It is a complex wine, serious density, way above the vineyard standards but always satisfying and pleasurable