Pinot Gris Rotenberg 1996 - Vendange Tardive

Pinot Gris Rotenberg 1996 - Vendange Tardive

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Technical presentation

Bottling : In 1997
Acquired alcohol : 12.5 °
Residual sugar : 70.0 g/l
Total acidity : 6.6 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.4
Yield : 23 hl/ha
Terroir : Rotenberg
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, Steep slope, West North West facing

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Rotenberg 1996 - Vendange Tardive

The Rotenberg vineyard benefits from a special late ripening climate, but has a marl limestone soil and West exposure ideal for the development of the noble rot. This vineyard is in fact located on the western side of the Hengst, it enjoys the same under soil, but is very rich in iron, which gives this special red colour to the ground. This VT is all in delicacy, high acidity and great ageing potential. Strong quince and peach flavors.

Tasting notes

01/2004 : The nose shows clearly the calcareous and botrytis influence: strong minerals, under-wood with honey/bee wax aromas. The palate is very rich and intense, showing an unctuous sweet palate. The residual sweetness is important, and this wine will certainly keep its sweetness through a very long ageing capacity.