Riesling Turckheim Lot 14T 2008

Riesling Turckheim Lot 14T 2008

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2010
Acquired alcohol : 12.8 °
Residual sugar : 19.0 g/l
Total acidity : 6.6 g/l H2SO4
pH : 2.9
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 25 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Brand
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Granite

Description of the wine Riesling Turckheim Lot 14T 2008

Two batches of Riesling Turckheim! They should have been mixed together, but two different casks fermented very differently. This very small cask (only 100cs made) fermented slightly quicker and kept a very high acidity because, surprisingly, it didn’t go through malo-lactic fermentation. The grapes originate from our warm granitic Brand vineyard, and most vintages end up in our Brand wine. I am not sure to know exactly why we didn’t include it in our Brand wine. The most plausible is that I was so impressed by the oldest vines in the Brand, that I didn’t want to blend them together. The oldest vines also had significant botrytis, while these grapes were harvested very healthy.

Riesling Turckheim Lot 14T 2008

Tasting notes

02/2010 : Not doubt on the nose about the origin of the grapes: very fruity and aromatic, showing early intense aromatics that can only come from granitic soils. The palate is intense, but the sweetness, that looks important, is in fact very well hidden behind the huge acidity. The finish is very crisp and lively.