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The summit of our production!

Sipp Mack Alsace Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2012


The summit of our production!
  • 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.
  • Situation
  • The Rosacker Grand Cru vineyard slopes face East-South East (260-330m).
  • Terroir
  • The terroir is heavy limestone and marl with light layers of sandstone. Young, our Riesling Rosacker wines are typically crisp, with a slight peppery character. As they age, their flavors intensify and become full and deliciously mineral.
  • In the vineyard
  • After a 3 year period of conversion beginning 2010, our vineyards are certified Organic since 2013 by Ecocert France. We are guided by our choice to develop the natural balances 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 for our varietal wines. After 24 hours of cold maceration, the fermentations continue until February. The wines are kept on their fine lees in stainless steel tanks and bottled in late summer before the new harvest.
  • Cépages
  • RIESLING : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 13%
    pH: 3.13
    Volume production (hL): 60
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 3.9
    Acidity (g/l): 6.0
  • Service
  • Can be aged 10-15 years. Store on side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
  • Food pairings
  • Marries marvelously with fine fish and white meats in creamy sauces.
  • Tasting
  • Notes of toast and white flowers. The mouth is smooth, pure and elegant.
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