Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2017
Acquired alcohol : 12.6°
Residual sugar : 7.7 g/l
Total acidity : 3.3 g/l H2SO4 (5.1 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.30
Yield : 37 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2019-2030+
Average age of vines : 31 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, South/South East facing, Steep slope

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

The Heimbourg is one of the petits crus located on the limestone fracture field of Turckheim, in the continuation of the primary massif of the Grand Cru Brand located to the west. In this sector, the geology varies rapidly over short distances, which explains the smallness of certain places (Jebsal, Heimbourg, Boland). The Heimbourg is detached from the Vosges mountains and therefore benefits from an open view to the west. The Pinot-Gris is planted on the upper part of the vineyard, which is poorer and shallower, and also much more exposed to the wind, allowing a harvest of healthy grapes (unless of course they are harvested too late). The situation is very similar to the Rotenberg, located on the other side of the valley. The soil, while red, is less rich in iron and this seems to produce a more expressive and fruity style of wine. The 2016 matured slowly with less potential, producing an elegant wine.

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2016

Tasting notes

02/2018 : Bright pale yellow color. The nose is still delicate and discreet, typical of the cru's limestone origin. Like many 2016s, the Heimbourg is still on its reserve and is slightly marked by the long aging on lees. The palate is unctuous, giving a velvety rich sensation with a tonic and airy finish. It gives off a feeling of overall harmony that portends a bright future and a slow evolution.