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Qr code Pinot Noir GROSSI LAUE 2010

Photo Serge Dubs

Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989 :

It has an attractive young colour, quite intense ruby red, garnet, slightly crimson, with nice depth and brilliance.

Pure, clean and open, the bouquet is dominated by red fruit : lightly brandied cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry jelly. There are some woodland notes of vanilla and Virginia tobacco leaf, a touch of well-integrated oak that gives complexity, yet it is aromatically fresh and youthful. This well-bred red wine has body and character and a fine tannic structure, making it distinguished but not austere. Already agreeable on the palate, it will be perfect in 2 or 3 years.

Harmoniously well-balanced, the wine displays real elegance.

A wine to enjoy now, although it will reach its peak in 3 to 5 years, with red meat, roast beef, steak in sauce, rack of lamb, fillet of veal, filleted pike perch, in red wine and with marrow.

Pinot Noir GROSSI LAUE 2010

AOC Alsace

Grossi Laüe signifies the finest vineyards in Alsace dialect and represents an equivalent to the German Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru. A Pinot Noir with real minerality, profound and deep which year after year comes closer to that of a Côte d'Or ! A truly profound and complex red wine, aged 8 to 10 months in partially renewed oak barriques.

Presentation :
Brochure introducing the Grossi Laüe range
Video: Geology and terroirs of Riquewihr

Quick View :
This wine is gradually improving as the vineyards we have planted with the best burgundian clones since the early 90's start to reach their full potential.

The vintage :
The winter of 2010 was particularly harsh, with more than 30 days below zero, and temperatures dropped as far as -17°C. Budburst on 8 April was early, but flowering which began on 10 June took almost 3 weeks to finish due to cool temperatures. July was exceptionally hot and sunny, before cold, damp and rainy weather set in throughout August and into September. Ideal weather conditions returned on 11 September, with not a drop of rain for 6 weeks. Our harvest began on 27 September and ended on 26 October. Maturity reached record levels, the highest for 50 years, with good acidity, similar to 1996. Crop size was 30% below average, and even lower for Gewurztraminer.
Superb wines with magnificent balance, purity and fruit. 2010 is a great classic vintage, with good ageing potential.

In the vineyard :
The heart of this Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard planted in 1966 in our family estate in the Pflostig slope, with an average yield of under 40 hl/ha and potential alcohol of more than 12°.

Winemaking :
The grapes are destemmed and macerated for about 2 weeks, with manual immersion of the cap (pigeage) to ensure the best possible extraction. The wine is matured for almost 10 months in small oak barriques, which are partially renewed each year.
The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.

Alcohol level (% vol.) : 12.75°

Residual Sugar (g/l) : 0.1

pH : 3.44

Acidity (g/l) : 6.60

Age of vines : 30

Yields : 35 hl/ha

Grapes :
Pinot noir : 100%






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