|Acquired alcohol :
|Residual sugar :
|Total acidity :
|4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
|Sweetness index :
|Muschelkalk calcareous, South/South East facing
Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2000 - Vendange Tardive
We took the decision in the Windsbuhl Pinot Gris to harvest the healthy clusters before the noble rot, in order to produce a wine not too ripe. The botrytised grapes were harvested the same day in this vineyard and produced this VT. The botrytis was significant but not too important.
12/2001 : This wine shows really typical flavours of the Windsbuhl on the nose: exotic fruit, pears, apricot mixed with white truffle and humus. It already shows an intense straw colour. The palate is powerful, long, not quite sweet, because it is balanced by a strong acidity. This is almost more of an old style of VT, slightly dryer, but perfectly harmonious.
The altitude of the vineyard coupled with Hunawihr’s tardy climate means that the Clos Windsbuhl is often one of the last of our vineyards to be harvested. This explains the aromatic quality of the Clos’ wines and the consistent balance of acidity, a guarantee of good ageing. Although often harvested late, the Windsbuhl grapes are only rarely botryitized, doubtless due to the altitude of the vineyard, but nevertheless often reach high levels of maturity.