Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal 2006 SGN Trie Spéciale - Zind Humbrecht
Selection of Nobles Grains - from the estate
97/100 Wine Spectator
- Tasting: "Rich and concentrated, with lovely floral notes highlighting almond, molasses, dried papaya and smoke. It's sweet and savory, with good acidity for balance and a long finish of smoky roasted nuts. Drink now."
- Bottling: February 2009
- Acquired alcohol: 7°.
- Residual sugar : 333 g/l
- Total acidity : 6.4 g/l H2SO4
- pH : 3.61
- Yield : 8 hl/ha
- Optimum tasting : 2026
- Average age of the vines : 23 years
- Terroir : Grey marl and gypsum (Keuper). South facing, terraces and steep slope
- Index : SGN
Description : In 1994, we harvested our first SGN titrating more than 200° Oechslés (about 30° potential), a mythical limit for wines of great concentration. We then named this type of wine 'Trie Spéciale'. In viticulture, we speak of a trie, when it describes the process of selecting botrytized berries. These wines do not behave in the same way, because the extreme richness of the musts in sugar and acidity strongly inhibits the development of the yeasts, making them keep important residual sugars and limiting the importance of alcohol. We produced a similar wine in 2002 and again in 2005 in the Clos Windsbuhl. This 2006 Clos Jebsal Trie Spéciale has only just finished fermentation and is still being aged. It will probably not be bottled until September 2009, which is the time needed for such dense wines. The berry selection process is not necessarily stricter, but the grapes are more mature and, more importantly, the botrytis is drier and therefore the concentration effect is more intense.
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 37,5 cl|
|Grape variety||Pinot Gris|
|Domains of Alsace||Zind-Humbrecht|