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A classy Riesling - mineral & pure

Sipp Mack Alsace Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2013 FR-BIO-01


A classy Riesling - mineral & pure
  • The vintage
  • The 2013 vintage in Alsace was subject to a cold winter and spring, and a very very wet, hot summer. Each field was harvested according to the grape’s ripeness. Fortunately, the harvest took place under ideal weather conditions: warm days and cool nights. Low yields due to a late flowering and millerandage produced high quality grapes. The finished wines are balanced with a good acidity and rich flavors. They are fine wines for gastronomy.
  • Terroir
  • Essentially calcareous-clay
  • 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.): 12.5 %
    Age of vines: 45
    pH: 3.16
    Volume production (hL): 82
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 3.4
    Acidity (g/l): 7.2
  • Service
  • Can be aged 5-8 years. Store on side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
  • Food pairings
  • Great with fish, shellfish, poultry and dry goat cheeses.
  • Tasting
  • The elegant nose opens with mineral and fruit (peach and pear) notes. Flavors are pure with a balanced acidity.
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