Open, fruity and fresh, with a hint of sweetness on the palate.
|Gamme||Vins de Fruits BIO|
|Caractère du vin||Moelleux|
Various locations around Ribeauvillé: Unterturnert, Rengelsbrunn, Weinbaum, Kesselacker, Hagenau, Jungholtz.
The Louis SIPP parcels of land are situated in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. They constitute a territory which is highly geologically fragmented. They are above areas with hard chalk, clay and marl from the Liassic and Triassic periods, sandstone clay, and calcareous, chalky conglomerates from the Oligocene period. The area is also characterised by silt-laden deposits, originally loessial, and by glacis and sandy alluvium in the valley and on the plain. Pinot Gris is for the most part found in soils which are heavy and not too hot. The variety can cope with areas which are less well exposed, because it is relatively early fruiting.
Started in 2005, our conversion to organic production took a concrete form three years later in 2008 with the ECOCERT certification. Since 2012, all the cellar operations are also covered by the European specification so that we can now speak about organic wines.
Beautiful yellow colour with shimmers of amber. The nose is complex and smoky with hints of tropical fruits. The palate is rich and opulent with a hint of freshness. Round but well balanced wine.
Ideal as an aperitif wine. Can also be associated with smoked fishes, foie gras, fish in sauce, white meats or even roast meats. Hard cheeses like Comté are also good partners for this wine. Pinot Gris is a polyvalent wine which may be drunk at any stage in the meal.
Can be enjoyed immediately but its structure allows good ageing possibilities as well.
Contrasty: The weather conditions of the vintage were diverse and even extreme. Between January and July, Ribeauvillé got close to 500 mm rainfall, the equivalent quantity of a whole year. The vines started to grow relatively late, but the flowering took place rapidly. The summer was warm and dry. The few rainfalls came at the right moments with the perfect quantities.
The harvests started early under good conditions and allowed us to pick grapes with very nice maturity levels and in perfect shape. It was therefore possible to wait for the formation of Noble Rot and to elaborate nice Late Harvests (Vendanges Tardives) and Noble Rot Selections (Sélections de Grains Nobles).
An exceptional vintage where we went through worries during the drought to deep satisfaction during the harvests.
The 2018 wines are powerful and pleasant.