Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2003

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2003 - Jéroboam

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : Septembre 2004
Acquired alcohol : 16°
Residual sugar : 5 g/l
Yield : 31 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2009-2025+
Average age of vines : 18 years
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Marl-Oligocene calcareous, West facing
Format : 3 L

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2003 - Jéroboam

If someone told me years ago that pinot-gris skins could look completely black in Alsace, I would never have believed him ! Heimbourg isn’t the warmest of our vineyard, but the grapes were so dark, that I am sure I could have fooled anyone saying that it was pinot-noir. Like the Rotenberg, the north west facing and calcareous soil helped to keep excellent balance in this wine and no water stress. The grapes were very healthy.

Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2003

Tasting notes

06/2004 : This wine is completely clear now (but still on the total lees) but still show a light salmon colour. The nose is almost to be mistaken with a red wine: berries, fruit. The palate confirms this sensation: dry, good acidity but mostly marked by wonderful ripe tannins. Generous and long, it is a surprising Heimbourg, completely different from previous vintages.

10/2004 : The light pink colour mostly disappeared with the bottling, but if one pours a large amount in a big glass, it is clearly noticeable. Nutty flavours, quite intense now, with strong spices. Great dry wine.