Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2021

Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2021

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2022
Acquired alcohol : 13.7°
Residual sugar : 2 g/l
Total acidity : 3.9 g/l H2SO4 (6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.4
Yield : 24 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2026/2036
Average age of vines : 40 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Oolithic calcareous and marls siliceous

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2021

Every vintage we go through slightly earlier all our Grand Cru vineyards and Clos Windsbuhl to pick out all the younger vines that were planted when an older vine dies. We just tell the harvesters that if they cannot put their hand around the trunk, they can pick the grapes, leaving the very old vines for the Grand Vin. It is therefore a blend from all our top limestone vineyards on our estate. Limestone, especially if it also contains some clay, has a cooling effect on the vines, slowing down the ripeness process but more importantly, it helps to keep a good acidity balance in the grapes. It also forces this aromatic grape to go towards a more complex less floral style. The 2021 shows an amazing fresh acidity and was able to ferment completely dry, which isn’t usual for t his wine.

Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2021

Tasting notes

01/2023 : Intense, yellow colour. The nose shows a bright spicy and floral combination of aromatics, eventually opening towards peppery, cardamom, dry herbs aromatics. The pallet shows an amazing firmness, rarely seen on this grape variety, enhanced by a high sapid acidity. It is actually quite difficult to recognise the gewurztraminer such has the limestone geology influenced the flavour profile of this wine in this precise vintage. This wine has everything to be extremely food friendly as it does finish very dry.