Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2001

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2001

Sweet Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 13.3 °
Residual sugar : 70.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.8 g/l H2SO4 (7.3 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 30 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 24 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : 5
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous, South facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2001

In 2001, one part of the pinot-gris in theClos Windsbuhl vineyard was used to produce an SGN. On the other part, where no selection was made (there was less botrytis), we harvested all the grapes, without any selection and it produced this wine. The result is a wine with a maturity very close to Vendange Tardive. It is rare to obtain botrytis of such quality in the Windsbuhl (1994, 2000). The late ripening climate of the Windsbuhl and also the 2001 vintage have favorized higher acidity levels.

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Already very open on the nose, with aromas of exotic fruits, honey, apricots… The richness and roundness of this wine are detectable on the nose. The mouth only confirms this feeling. It is a voluminous wine on the palate, and the sweetness dominates. On the finish, the terroir is present and balances this wine. This wine will keep its sweet character most of his life, but only the Windsbuhl can produce this kind of ripeness with so much elegance.