Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2016

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2016

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2018
Acquired alcohol : 12.6°
Residual sugar : 10 g/l
Total acidity : 3.0 g/l H2SO4 (4.5 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.30
Yield : 43 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2021-2040
Average age of vines : 47 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 2
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Medium slope, Muschelkalk calcareous, South East facing, South facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2016

The history of the Clos Windsbuhl goes back to the 15th century, but the first mention of a grape variety cultivated at the Windsbuhl refers to 'Tokayer' (or Pinot-Gris) in 1855. The late ripening character of this vineyard and its limestone soil certainly motivated the choice of this demanding and difficult grape variety, requiring a terroir that is able to impose a structure and a complex taste on a wine that would otherwise be too soft and neutral. The Muschelkalk limestone of the Winsdbuhl gives the wine a unique energy and finesse. Only the oldest vines are used for the production of this wine. In 2016, the harvest was healthy and slightly late, allowing to reach a good phenolic maturity at a low alcohol potential. The fermentation was very slow and the wine kept a slight roundness.

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2016

Tasting notes

02/2018 : Bright yellow color. The nose reveals an aromatic profile on almond, toasted bread, delicately honeyed. Still very young and pale in appearance, it opens slowly in the glass. It is possible to feel the influence of the soil on this wine in the mouth. The palate is much more immediate than the nose suggests. Elegant, of medium power, invigorating, it does not tire the palate thanks to a ripe and tonic acidity. The wine opens with a white fruit finish and a nice mineral presence that makes you forget its initial roundness. A small presence of CO2 will impose a decanting.