|Bottling :||January 2023|
|Acquired alcohol :||12.9 °|
|Residual sugar :||2.4 g/l|
|Total acidity :||4.6 g/l H2SO4 / (7.0 g/l Tartrique)|
|Yield :||22 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2026/2036|
|Average age of vines :||55 years|
|Terroir :||Herrenweg de Turckheim|
|Sweetness index :||1|
|Available for sale :||Yes|
|Soil :||Gravely soil and limestone|
Description of the wine Riesling Roche Roulée 2021
This wine originates from the gravelly and silt soils on the alluvial valley floor of Turckheim. This vineyard, despite being flat, enjoys intense sunshine, especially in the evenings as it gets the shadow from the Vosges mountains much later than most hillsides facing south or east. The soil is also well drained and very dry. Yields are naturally low so this wine is often quite intense and aromatic with good ripeness. The 2021 fermented over a year before being dry as the acidity is particularly high in this vintage, giving this wine an almost limestone influenced mouthfeel.
1/2023: Pale yellow colour. Well focused and tight nose, showing a much more mineral/terroir driven style of wine than usual for this terroir: citrus, wet stones, morning dew… Sharp but elegant palate. This wine is today showing extremely well in a lacy and precise texture. There is no sign of extra roundness on the mouth, characteristic found on all wines of 2021! Dry and crisp finish with a nice tension and salivating acidity, a normal result for very small yields.
The Herrenweg of Turckheim
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.