Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2022

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2022

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2024
Acquired alcohol : 12.8°
Residual sugar : 2.3 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.3
Yield : 27 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2025-2047+
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 2013
Terroir : Grand Cru Sommerberg
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Biotite Granit, South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2022

The very steep hills of the Sommerberg Grand Cru vineyard are shaped like a succession of crescents, facing the south on a biotite granite. The small parcel the domaine owns is on the sub section called Dudenstein within the Grand Cru. Sommerberg, or hills of summer/sun, enjoys a solar exposition. However, the village of Niedermorschwihr is under the shadow of the Vosges mountains earlier than Turckheim, so Sommerberg is slightly less precocious than Brand. It is only a few days difference, but consistent every vintage. Sadly, this vineyard got hit by a severe hailstorm mid-August 2022 affecting mostly the clusters exposed to the west. Eventually, after severe selections, as the hail provoked early rot on the damaged berries, we were able to harvest a small but nice crop. Long fermentation and ageing on full lees ended up with a very dry Riesling wine.

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2022

Tasting notes

01/2024 : pale gold colour. Attractive nose showing fruity aromas with this classic granite purity and early expressive style. The palate is remarkably fresh and possesses that crystalline Sommerberg signature. Velvety texture, dry structure with a harmonious saline acidity, a trait often found in the 2022 vintage. Medium power, elegant mouthfeel, suave and so easy to drink with long lasting flavours.