Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2021

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2021

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2023
Acquired alcohol : 12.8 °
Residual sugar : 1.9 g/l
Total acidity : 3.8 g/l H2SO4 (5.8 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.3
Yield : 18 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2026/2041+
Average age of vines : 52 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2021

This property changed ownership a few times in the past, but it is the Wurtembergs who mention for the first time the Tokayer (Pinot-Gris) on the Clos Windbsuhl in 1760. The rocky Muschelkalk limestone soil, facing east/south-east on a steep slope imposes small yields and gives a firm structure to the Pinot-Gris.This vineyard used to be harvested much later in the past, often producing late harvest style wines which were very sweet. The evolution of the climate is today much more favourable to the production of drier wines in the past few vintages, as seen in the 2021.

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2021

Tasting notes

01/2023 : Pale yellow colour. The nose shows fresh citrus fruit driven aromatics, giving clues on the structure and style of the palate: tight, firm mouthfeel with lots of tension. If it wouldn’t be for a certain brightness and richness, this wine could easily be confused with the Riesling of the same vineyard. It possesses a typical limestone Windsbuhl vertebrae that makes it so elegant with a long intense finish, supported by a ripe acidity. This very dry wine and the mineral rich palate also bring a certain noble bitterness that will allow this wine to age and evolve nicely for a long time.