Pinot Noir Cuvee Grand H 2017

Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Note: 
Deep ruby-red. Very spicy deep blueberry and black cherry nectar aromas and flavors are complicated by a touch of fresh citrus and Asian spices. This is really quite rich and round on entry, then turns austere and tight, delivering calcaire-driven lemony acidity. These Pinot Noir grapes come from the Hengst Grand Cru: hence the wine’s name, “H,” in honor of where the grapes grow (in Alsace, Pinot Noir wines are not allowed to carry the Grand Cru’s name on the label). Roughly 15% whole clusters are used, and the wine spends one year in 25% new oak and 75% once-used barrels. These Pinot Noir vines are 40 years old and planted on a very steep slope, unlike those of the flatter Pfersigsberg. 13.5% alcohol.
The domain spans almost 24 hectares and over a hundred parcels for the vineyards. They produce 120,000 annually with Biodynamic Viticultures

93 Points Pinot Noir