Deep clay and limstone.Ecpressive and fruity on the nose. Riche and sweet on the palate. A pleasure wine.
|Gamme||Crus & Lieux-dits|
|Caractère du vin||Moelleux|
Vines from the TROTTACKER single vineyard located on the eastern part from the Osterberg Grand Cru.
The Louis SIPP parcels of land are situated in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. They constitute a territory which is geologically highly 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.
The TROTTACKER single vineyard itself is located on a substarte of deep clays (clayey marls from the Oligocene, from the Tias and the Lias).
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.
Nice yellow color. The nose is already open. Great purity, with ripe and tropical fruit notes. Pure on the palate, riche and ample. An opulent and exuberant wine.
Perfect as an aperitif wine but also with goose lever and deserts. This Trottacker can also be enjoyed with hard cheese like an old and well-aged Comté.
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.