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Fresh, varietal character!

Sipp Mack Alsace Riesling Tradition 2018, FR-BIO-01


Fresh, varietal character!
  • The vintage
  • The exceptional 2018 vintage will be remembered as much for its unusual weather as the care deployed in choosing the best harvest dates.
    For the first time in Sipp Mack’s history, our harvest began in August with the Crémant grapes and finished 5 weeks later with the grapes for our late harvest wines! Patience was important as we micromanaged harvest dates to insure the best grape quality. The challenge was successfully met and the resulting wines are pure, refreshing and beautifully balanced.
  • Terroir
  • alluvial over calcareous-sandstone
  • 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
  • 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. The fermentations continue until March. The wines are kept on their fine lees in stainless steel tanks and bottled between April and August.
  • Cépages
  • Riesling : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol content: 13.5% % vol.
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.9 g/l
    pH: 3.2
    Acidity (g/l): 5.9 g/l
  • Serving
  • Can be aged 3-5 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 8-10°C.
  • Tasting notes
  • Fresh light Riesling with grapefruit aromas. The mouth is crisp and pure with an elegant finish. Easy to drink with shrimp and grilled fish but also very well matched with fresh goat cheese.
  • Ageing potential
  • 5 ans
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