Riesling roche calcaire

Riesling Roche Calcaire 2022

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2024
Acquired alcohol : 13.1 °
Residual sugar : Less than 0.5 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 2.94
Yield : 65 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2026-2038
Average age of vines : 48 years
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : East & South facing, Limestone/calcareous/siliceous

Description of the wine Riesling Roche Calcaire 2022

The Humbrecht family birthplace is in the village of Gueberschwihr, where this wine comes from. Originating from many little vineyards dispersed around the village, they all have a limestone base as common factor. Limestone is often associated with marl or richer elements that make such vineyard much more drought resistant. This is a clear advantage in hot and dry vintages like 2022: the vines grow easily and are capable to retain acidity. Here, the soils are also quite rich. Calcaire often means tighter, leaner, higher acidity wines, but also Riesling wines that have a serious ageing potential. These soils also have a better metabolism and that can be seen on the 2022 vintage. A very warm year, but yet this wine has an acidity and pH often only found in colder vintages. Long fermentation, full lees contact until bottling, completely dry wine.

Riesling roche calcaire

Tasting notes

01/2024: Pale yellow colour. Expressive Riesling nose typical from limestone origin: citrus, light mineral notes, stony flavours, honey. Vivacious palate, crisp, amazing acidity and freshness. This is a very classic Roche Calcaire that finishes bone dry with a lacy texture. This wine will still need some time to open up and it is highly recommended to decant it in the first years after bottling.