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Goumand and fruity!

Sipp Mack Alsace Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2016 FR-BIO-01

Goumand and fruity!
  • The wine
  • The vintage
  • After a number of low yield harvests, the 2016 production was normal.
    Initially, cool, wet temperatures slowed the spring vegetative growth greatly. Fortunately, the weather improved but residual moisture created perfect conditions for mildew. Extra vigilance was demanded to protect the crop. An August heat wave and subsequent warm weeks until harvest created hydrique stress in some fields but the grapes eventually ripened perfectly.
    Harvest began on September 20th and finished 7 weeks later.
    In the cellar, a few fermentations finished more quickly than in the past. The wines are well balanced, fresh and easy to drink.
  • Terroir
  • Essentially calcareous-clay
  • 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.
  • Vinification
  • Harvested at perfect ripeness, our Pinot Noir grapes are destemmed immediately then cold macerated for a few days. The first juices and the end of each press are kept separately after fermenting about 10 days. The final Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes blend is 20% 2 year old oak barrel and 80% stainless steel tanks. The wine is bottled in late September.
  • Cépages
  • Pinot noir : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol content: 13%
    Farming Label: Biologique
  • Serving
  • Can be aged 3-5 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 12-15°C.
  • Tasting notes
  • Bright red robe. Open nose with sour cherry notes. Fruity mouth with smooth tanins. Long and aromatic finish.
  • Food pairing
  • Excellent with red meats and cheese.

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