Tasting notes: A very open nose on tropical fruit flavors. The
palate is pure, rich and wide with the typical freshness from the
2012 vintage giving the wine length and life. A wine for
Enjoying: Perfect wine for the aperitif, with fois-gras, smoked
fish, exotic dishes and desserts. This Trottacker can also be
paired with hard cheese like Gruyère, Beaufort and well-made Comté.
Ready for drinking now but will gain more complexity on the nose
with aging like most of the wines from Ribeauvillé.
TA: 4.8 g/l
RS: 25 g/l
Locality: Vines from the TROTTACKER single vineyard located on
the eastern part from the Osterberg Grand Cru.
Type of soil: 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 characterized 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).
Vintage conditions: 2012 will stay in our memories as a chaotic
vintage when considering the weather conditions. After a very warm
month of March, the temperatures got cold for the next weeks. The
flowering took a long time in fresh and humid conditions.
Summertime started with rain and cold temperatures, but fortunately
August got warmer. September was nice and not too warm so that the
final maturing process took place under ideal conditions. The
harvest started on September 24th with the grapes for the Cremant
d’Alsace and went one with the other varietals afterwards. Thanks
the stable conditions at the end the cycle we could harvest fresh
and mature grapes in sound condition. They did not carry at all the
stigmas of the season.
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