Auxerrois Rotenberg 2022

Auxerrois Rotenberg 2022

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2024
Acquired alcohol : 13.5 °
Residual sugar : 1.4 g/l
Total acidity : 3.5 g/l H2SO4 / (5.4g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.37
Yield : 26 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2024/2036
Average age of vines : 41 years
Terroir : Rotenberg
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Red limestone Oligociene period, Steep slope, West North West facing

Description of the wine Auxerrois Rotenberg 2022

My grandfather Emile Zind loved this vineyard, located on the western slope of the Grand Cru Hengst on a poor rocky red limestone and facing a beautiful forest. It is a peaceful place where the grapes grow slowly. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in the early 1950s! We did vinify it separately in the past, but always blended it eventually with our classic Pinot-Blanc. In 2021 we decided to keep it aside because it shows all the characteristics of this fantastic vineyards. Yields were very small in 2021 (just the Pinot Gris of the same vineyard!) and the wine fermented dry after a long fermentation and lees ageing.

Auxerrois Rotenberg 2022

Tasting notes

1/2023: Bright, pale, yellow colour. The nose is quite incredible at this stage, very open, showing beautiful limestone minerals making it very difficult at all to identify this grape which isn’t very varietal. It is showing the character of the Rotenberg extremely well with hint of waxy beeswax, honey aromatics, light spiciness... The palate is very dry with good acid structure and good length. There is a sense of ripe tannins that bring a very interesting complexity by good skin extraction through our long pressing cycles. Salivating finish and so easy to drink. It will surprise many people and we are so happy that we isolated at last this very special vineyard.