Rich and round wine with good structure.
|Gamme||Vins de Réserve|
|Caractère du vin||Moelleux|
Wine fromp grapes from a selection of various locations around Ribeauvillé
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.
Beautiful yellow colour with shimmers of amber. The nose is complex on honey notes combined with tropical fruit. A wine elaborated with grapes presenting noble rot. The palate is therefore round but balanced by a delicate acidity for an elegant wine.
Perfect pairing with foie gras, exotic dishes and deserts. It is also a good idea to enjoy it with hard chesse like Comté, Beaufort...
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.