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An excellent terroir wine!

Sipp Mack Alsace Riesling Grand Cru Osterberg 2012


An excellent terroir wine!
  • The vintage
  • Despite chaotic weather during the beginning of the 2012 growing season, both quality and quantity were achieved! A hot, sunny summer saved the vintage. Our calcareous clay soils retained enough water for the vines during these dry months. The cool temperatures in September permitted regular, well balanced ripening and perfect grape quality. The harvest for AOC Alsace and AOC Grand Cru started September 25th.
  • Terroir
  • stony clay, calcareous marl soil
  • In the vineyard
  • Our domaine is in conversion BIO, Ecocert France certified, since 2010.
    Our goal is to foster soil enrichment with cover crops, composts, mulching and minimum tillage. We adapt cover crops to our local rainfall. When abundant, we let the grasses grow. When particularly dry, we till the soil or use the rolofaca. Grapes are hand harvested in early October.
  • Winemaking
  • Grapes are placed in pneumatic presses by gravity and gently pressed for 3-6 hrs to preserve maximum varietal flavors and aromas. Juices are then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Sterile cartridge filtration and bottling takes place in August.
  • Cépages
  • RIESLING : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 13 % Alc by Vol
    pH: 3.09
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 5.9
    Acidity (g/l): 6.2 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
  • The nose is dominated by citrus fruits (mandarines). The mouth is pure and well structured. Agreably fresh.
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