Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2020
|Bottling :||January 2022|
|Acquired alcohol :||12.8 °|
|Residual sugar :||5 g/l|
|Total acidity :||4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.5 g/l Acide Tartrique)|
|Optimum tasting :||2025-2040+|
|Average age of vines :||33 years|
|Terroir :||Grand Cru Goldert|
|Sweetness index :||1|
|Soil :||East facing, Gentle slope, Oolithic calcareous|
Description of the wine Muscat Grand Cru Goldert 2020The Muscat from the Grand Cru Goldert is a wine that holds a special place in the range produced by the Doaine Zind-Humbrecht. Often too aromatic and evolving too quickly, the Muscat Petits Grains (red and white) reach complexity and ageability on the Oolitic limestone of Goldert. This Grand Cru has always had a great reputation for this grape variety and this explains why it represents an important part of the Goldert plantations. This moderately late ripening terroir, exposed to the east on deep soils, allows for regular ripening and always keeps a significant acidity in the grapes. As often in the past, the 2020 was the last wine of this vintage to finish its fermentation, we almost had to postpone its bottling!
Tasting notes1/2022: Straw yellow colour. As usual, the Goldert shows some austerity in his young age. The nose reveals aromas of ripe fruit, slightly minty and spicy, but above all also a light complex reduction typical of this wine. The aromatic opens gently after some time an aeration on a superb panoply of exotic fruits, always remaining on a very elegant register. The attack on the palate expresses lively tension, the structure is tight and vertical. The wine backbone is built on a saline acidity which brings a lot of freshness and elegance to the finish. It is undoubtedly a great dry wine for laying down.
The Goldert of Gueberschwihr is the only locality in Alsace where the geological substratum is composed solely of marine oolithic limestone. Traditionally, the majority of the Goldert is planted to Gewurztraminer and Muscat. These grape varieties are reputed for producing wines with great finesse, structure and a discreet, however complex, bouquet.