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Sipp Mack Alsace Pinot Blanc Elevé en Barriques 2016 FR-BIO-01


An original and very charming Pinot Blanc d'Alsace
  • 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
  • Maturation
  • After a first fermentation in stanless steel tanks a malolactic fermentation in 1-3 year old oak barrels pursues until the wine is bottled in September. Light batonnage.
  • Cépages
  • Pinot Blanc : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 13.5 %
  • Serving tips
  • Can drink now or age 7 to 8 years. Should always be stored on their sides, at an ambient temperature of 10-15°. The ideal serving temperature is 8-10°.
  • Tasting notes
  • Elegant, fine nose with white flower notes and smooth oak. The mouth is pure with a hint of toast and a crisp acidity. Excellent with a fish dish served in a buttery sauce, poultry, fresh cheeses.
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