Gewurztraminer Roche Roulée 2018

Gewurztraminer Roche Roulée 2018

Medium Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2019
Acquired alcohol : 14.5°
Residual sugar : 9 g/l
Total acidity : 2.5 g/l H2SO4 (3.5 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.80
Yield : 60 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2020-2028
Average age of vines : 71 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 2
Available for sale : Yes
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.

Gewurztraminer Roche Roulée 2018

Tasting notes

04/2020 : 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.