Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2021

Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2021

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2022
Acquired alcohol : 12.3°
Residual sugar : 2.0 g/l
Total acidity : 4.3 g/l H2SO4 (6.6 g/l Acide Tartrique)
pH : 3.2
Yield : 23 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2025/2041
Average age of vines : 31 years
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Muschelkalk limestone and marl sandstone

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2021

The Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire is mostly originating from the vineyards planted in 1992 on the Clos Windsbuhl. They are usually picked a little earlier than the old vines of the same grape variety as we do try to avoid any over-ripeness. Pinot Gris can be a relatively difficult grape to ferment dry, especially when its acidity is high. It tends to behave like a Riesling and fermentation can last over a year! The Muschelkalk limestone brings a great structure to this grape variety and in the vintage 2021 it is particularly obvious to taste it.

Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2021

Tasting notes

01/2023 : Pale yellow colour. The nose shows tight, fresh citrus fruits and some light smoky/lees influenced aromatics. Aeration allows the aromatic to open up towards fruity flavours. The limestone soil influence is clearly identifiable on the pallet of this wine. It shows a bright acidity and quite tight structure. The finish is elegant and lively. A food friendly wine that will definitely improve in the next few years !