Vins de Fruit

Pinot Noir 2018




Nice expression of small red and black fruits. Great concentration.

GammeVins de Fruits
Caractère du vinSec
CépagePinot Noir
Millésime2018

Appellation:

Alsace

Locality:

Various locations around Ribeauvillé: Straeng, Colmarerwegacker, Mittlerer Forst...

Type of soil:

The vineyards that gave this wine are located in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. They constitute a territory which is highly geologically fragmented. They are above all 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 NOIR is also found in soils which are relatively heavy, (where clay is present), chalky, early fruiting and bearing a low yield. A high level of maturity as well as perfectly sound grapes are necessary to bring out the colour and the fruit of this grape variety more used to grow in more southern regions.

Wine character:

Beautiful red color. A nose of red and black fruits. Fruity and fleshy on the palate. Concentrated wine typical of the reds of this vintage.

Tips for consuming:

An ideal accompaniment to cold meats and salads, poultry and white meat, red meat and game, and finally with cheese.
To drink immediately, but its tannins will become rounder with ageing.

The 2018 vintage: exceptional vintage rich in contrasts:

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.