Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2022

Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2022

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2023
Acquired alcohol : 12.8°
Residual sugar : 0.9 g/l
Total acidity : 3.3 g/l H2SO4 (5.1 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.25
Yield : 43 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2024-2034+
Average age of vines : 32 years
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2022

In 2022, the Roche Calcaire entirely originates from the younger vines of Pinot-Gris planted in 1992 on the Clos Windsbuhl. Like many other Pinot-Gris in 2022, it was crucial to harvest them at a precise date in order to avoid over ripeness. Pinot-Gris is a fantastic grape variety, but just like its brother the Pinot-Noir, it requires a good terroir, reasonable yields, and a quality selection of clones or massal selection. Plante on a limestone geology, this grape variety will acquire a tighter structure and firmer acidity. So, despite the heat during harvest, the 2022 vintage of Roche Calcaire retained good acidity and managed to ferment bone dry.

Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2022

Tasting notes

01/2024: Bright pale-yellow colour. Discreet nose which is slowly opening on fresh citrus fruits and light smoky aromas, a characteristic often found on this grape variety. This is almost a Riesling like nose with lots of precision and tension. Palate is dry and is supported by a ripe acidity. The finish shows an enjoyable velvety and elegant mouthfeel with again fresh white fruits flavours. The Windsbuhl character shows strongly in this wine and will allow for a nice evolution over the next few years.