Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

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Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2019
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 7.8 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 (5.6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.20
Yield : 67 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2022-2028
Average age of vines : 52 years
Terroir : Herrenweg de Turckheim
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Gravely soil

Description of the wine Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

This wine complement nicely the Roche range, showing the influence of different major soil types on wines. It originates from the Herrenweg and Turckheim area in Turckheim, specifically from the older vines located on the richer part of the alluvial valley floor (decarbonated silt, very fine sands). These soils posses a relatively good water retention capacity and the vines do not suffer from hydric stress. Compared to the more gravelly areas where the rocks can interlock and stop the progression of the roots, the roots are actually growing deeper. The ripening process is slightly slower, for the better, and the grapes usually have an interesting acidity. These vines are consistent in their production with an aromatic open style,showing early. In 2018, the ripeness was spectacular and these vineyards produced nice healthy grapes. The fermentation was faster, so the wine could be bottled earlier.

Riesling Roche Roulée 2018

Tasting notes

04/2020 : Intense yellow colour, indicating some ripeness. Fully open, it is clear that this wine benefits from more bottle age now. The nose shows nice ripe Riesling aromas, honey, white fruits and citrus. These vineyards produce a generous style of wine, clearly demonstrated in the 2018 vintage. Velvety texture, but the finish shows a surprising ripe acidity. This is a classic style of wine from the Turckheim area.