Pinot d'Alsace 2000

Pinot d'Alsace 2000

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2002
Acquired alcohol : 12.5 °
Residual sugar : 3.8 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.3
Yield : 53 hl/ha
Sweetness index : 1

Description of the wine Pinot d'Alsace 2000

This wine comes from the usual blend of Auxerrois (50%), Pinot Blanc (15%) and Chardonnay (35%) and from the three vineyards of Herrenweg (1.5ha), Rotenberg (0.5ha) and Clos Windsbuhl (2ha). This blend is now being made since the 1991 vintage. Some of the calcareous vineyards like Rotenberg and Windsbuhl bring the structure, acidity and ageing potential and the Herrenweg bring the maturity and the strong aromas. We decided to introduce Chardonnay in this wine for the same reasons: it brings the acidity and structure of the Clos Windsbuhl where it is planted. For legal reasons, 2000 will be the last vintage sold as Pinot d’Alsace and the 2001 will be released as Vin de Table.

Tasting notes

12/2001 : The 2000 Pinot d’Alsace shows at the same time the precocity and maturity of the vintage but also a very precise acidity and structure. The nose is very mineral, and the palate follows with a strong dry structure, all based on the acidity and minerality of the wine at this early stage. It will age beautifully.