Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2000

Riesling Grand Cru Brand 2000

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13.4°
Residual sugar : 34.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 (5.6 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.5
Yield : 37 hl/ha
Terroir : Grand Cru Brand
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Granite biotite, South/South East facing, Steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Grand Cru Brand 2000

The granitic warm vineyard of the Brand profited from the 2000 climatic conditions: lots of heat and humidity during the growing season. The ripeness was high, but so were the flavours and the final structure of the wines. In our two oldest vineyard in the Brand (the other ones are in the Riesling Turckheim) we did two separate harvest: we picked first all the clusters with a lot of botrytis which produced a VT, and the rest, more healthy, produced this wine.

Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2000

Tasting notes

12/2001 : The idea wasn’t at first to produce a VT, but to avoid to harvest the Brand overripe. The 2000 Brand is a very rich wine, showing strong ripe mineral nose, with behind subtle exotic character. The palate is round with significant sweetness but very well balanced by the structure of the wine. No doubt that this will age beautifully, even if it is already very enjoyable today.