This wine originates from the gravelly and silt soils on the alluvial valley floor of Turckheim. This vineyard, despite being flat, enjoys intense sunshine, especially in the evenings as it gets the shadow from the Vosges mountains much later than most hillsides facing south or east. The soil is also well drained and very dry. Yields are naturally low so this wine is often quite intense and aromatic with good ripeness. The 2021 fermented over a year before being dry as the acidity is particularly high in this vintage, giving this wine an almost limestone.

Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completely dry.
Tasting Note
Pale yellow color. Well focused and tight nose, showing a much more mineral/terroir driven style of wine than usual for this terroir: citrus, wet stones, morning dew… Sharp but elegant palate. This wine is today showing extremely well in a lacy and precise texture. There is no sign of extra roundness on the mouth, characteristic found on all wines of 2021! Dry and crisp finish with a nice tension and salivating acidity, a normal result for very small yields.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 4.6 g/l
ABV: 12.9%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Roche series wines offer specific terroir interpretations at accessible pricing
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • 94 points Suckling, 90 points Vinous
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620

About the Grape

Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
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