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An excellent terroir wine!

Sipp Mack Alsace Riesling Grand Cru Osterberg 2014 FR-BIO-01


An excellent terroir wine!
  • The vintage
  • In 2014, a mild and dry winter was followed by a warm spring and summer. August was cool and while the grapes matured correctly, acidities remained high.
    The Crémant harvest began on September 3rd.. The AOC Alsace and Grand Crus followed quickly on September 15th. Attacks of Alsace’s latest vineyard pest, the Suzukii fruit fly, created organizational havoc. The Suzukii likes pink and red skinned fruits and our Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Pinot Noir were choice meals! Though drastic grape sorting created a 30% loss in some vineyard parcels, the resulting quality presents great varietal aromas.
  • Situation
  • The Osterberg Grand Cru slopes face East -South East at an altitude of 250m to 350m.
  • Terroir
  • This terroir is stony clay, calcareous marl soil which enjoys perfect sun expositions. Excellent wines for ageing, the Riesling Osterberg has a powerful body with a great aromas and balanced acidity. Pinot Gris Osterberg is elegant, intensely rich and silky.
  • In the vineyard
  • After a 3 year period of conversion beginning 2010, our vineyards are certified Organic in 2013 by Ecocert France. We are guided by our choice to develop the natural balance in our soils. All chemical herbicides and pesticides are replaced by precise, well timed organic treatments. Each vine’s extraordinary potential is developed by plowing and hoeing the soils. The grapes are hand harvested between mid September and October.
  • Winemaking
  • The vintage and harvest date are primordial in our wine making protocol. To guarantee impeccable quality, the harvest, once perfectly ripe, is pressed delicately for about 5 hours. To preserve the delicious flavors and aromas, we keep only the heart of each press. The fermentations continue until March. The wines are kept on their fine lees in stainless steel tanks and bottled Late Summer before the new harvest.
  • Cépages
  • RIESLING : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 13 % Alc by Vol
    pH: 3.04
    Volume production (hL): 2500
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 6.9
    Acidity (g/l): 7.5 g/l
  • Service
  • Can be aged 10-15 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 8-10°C.
  • Food pairings
  • Excellent with scallops, lobster and fine fish recipes.
  • Tasting
  • Notes of citrus (limes, grapefruit) in the nose.The mouth presents refreshing, elegant and pure citrus flavours. Final with lovely acidity.
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