|Bottling :||January 2023|
|Acquired alcohol :||12.8°|
|Residual sugar :||0.5 g/l|
|Total acidity :||4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.5 g/l Acide Tartrique)|
|Yield :||28 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2026/2039+|
|Average age of vines :||35 years|
|Terroir :||Clos Jebsal|
|Sweetness index :||1|
|Available for sale :||Yes|
|Soil :||Grey marls and gypsum (Keuper)|
Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2021
The lieu-dit Jebsal in Turckheim is very small (1.3ha in total) and is a monopole of the domaine. The name Jebsal indicates in fact the geology of this small vineyard: gypsum. Encircled by the Brand on the west, the Boland on the north and Heimbourg on the east, the Clos Jebsal is very well delimited by a series of geological fault lines which are very close to each other in this part of Alsace. In t he past, we would wait for the noble rot to develop in order to produce VT/SGNs. The clay gypsum soil has the capacity to keep moisture that would allow the noble rot to develop. Unfortunately, has the harvest is ow a full month earlier, temperatures are too high in September and the rot doesn’t develop as beautifully as later in October or November. So since 2020, Clos Jebsal is now producing very dry wines, but does retain its capacity to craft age worthy wines.
1/2023: Bright pale yellow colour. The nose is quite intense with strong smoky, flinty characters. This wine will definitely need some time and aeration. If the bottle is open now, decanting is therefore highly recommended! The palate is bright, intense and broad, finishing very dry, almost lean and strict, showing great acidity. The high clay content in the soil from that vineyard bring an intensity and weight to the wine which is characteristic to the Jebsal. This is probably the 2021 Pinot-Gris on the domaine that will require the most time, but just like the sweeter version of the past have proven, the wait is rewarding!
The Brand Grand Cru of Turckheim
In the Brand, this variety acquires finesse and elegance (floral and fruit aromas) without ever becoming coarse or too heavy. The Brand always surprises by the precocity of its wines, but whilst expressive young they also have a great ability to age. The nature of this terroir makes it easy to obtain an optimal ripeness whilst retaining a fine acidity