Riesling Clos Häuserer 2018

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2018

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Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2020
Acquired alcohol : 13.0 °
Residual sugar : 8.2 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 03.08
Yield : 55 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2023-2038+
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1973
Terroir : Clos Hauserer
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Häuserer 2018

The Clos Häuserer was planted by Léonard Humbrecht in 1973. He united many smaller vineyards on that small bench tucked between the Grand Hengst and the Häusererweg (The road to the houses, referring to an old Roman settlement from the 6th century). The vineyard took the shape of a big square, surrended by 3 walls, so he called it Clos Häuserer. The name of the lieu-dit is in fact ‘Unterersoedlen’ which is also partly included in the GC Hengst. The Clos Häuserer enjoys a precocious climate, which is in fact counter balanced by a gentle, almost flat, east facing and a very deep rich marl soil. The larger amount of clay makes it warm up very slowly which reflect on the style of the wine: high acidity, slow to open, very slow to ferment! The 2018 vintage allowed for beautiful ripe grapes and as usual, it was the last wine to finish fermentation in 2018.
Riesling Clos Häuserer 2018

Tasting notes

4/2020: Clear lemon yellow. The nose is complex, yet still quite closed, tight, needs aeration and time to eventually reveal very pure citrus/mineral aromas. The palate could almost be described as monastic and severe, showing a fierce acidity. However, the high mineral content brings salivation and actually enhance the length of this wine. The finish is pure and precise, no doubt here that this wine will age beautifully.