|Bottling :||August 2019|
|Acquired alcohol :||14.5°|
|Residual sugar :||9 g/l|
|Total acidity :||2.5 g/l H2SO4 (3.5 g/l Tartrique)|
|Yield :||60 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2020-2028|
|Average age of vines :||71 years|
|Terroir :||Herrenweg de Turckheim|
|Sweetness index :||2|
|Soil :||Gravely soil and silt|
Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Roche Roulée 2018
This wine is made from all the very old Gewurztraminer vines planted in the Turckheim/Herrenweg vineyards. Some of these vineyards are also located in the richest part of the valley floor, where the gravels are mixed with by richer silt. With deeper roots and richer soils available to them, these vines didn’t suffer from drought. The ripeness progressed quickly in 2018. Gewurztraminer is a wine that can surprisingly ferment fast, which is handy, as a higher pH would expose these wines to more problems if the fermentation would last too long. The 2018 grapes were beautiful and healthy
4/2020: Bright yellow colour. The nose is classic with an expressive and strong expressive floral character, nice spices, yet delicate and complex. The palate is harmonious, there is a slight roundness well balanced by ripe tannins. Nice length, serious finish with a fresh aftertaste. Beautiful classic Gewurztraminer.
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.