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Pinot Gris AC 2013 Zellenberg
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  • 260. Pinot Gris AC 2013 Zellenberg

    Marc Tempé

    100% Pinot Gris (13.5% alc, 3.9g/l of rs)

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    As with all Tempé wines this Pinot Gris has great structure and depth of fruit. It’s a rich yet restrained wine with pear, peach fruit, with a hint of rose and a silky caresse on the finish. For drinking now to 2021.

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Further details
Winemaker
Anne-Marie and Marc Tempé
Location
Village of Zellenberg (nr Riquewihr).
Size of domaine
8 hectares (of which Pinot Gris for this cuvée is 0.70ha). Around 7 parcels in total in the villages around Zellenberg.
Grape
100% Pinot Gris. Massale selection. 50 year old vines on average. 4.000 vines per hectare trained double guyot.
Terroir
Clayey marls from Lias and schist-marls with limestone on a bedrock of sandstone/limestone. Various exposition.
Viticulture
Certified bio-dynamic viticulture (Ecocert©). Member of Renaissance des Appelations©. Plough 1 row in 2 April to June. Allow grass to grow in the other row until it seeds. Use homeopathic dose of horsetail, nettle and sulphur and very low levels of copper against oidium and mildew. Manual harvest, carefully sorted in the vineyards. 30 to 40 hectos per hectare yield.
Vinification
Pneumatic press. Long slow pressing of the whole bunch (6 hours), followed by a static settling period (12 to 18 hours) with no additives used. Natural and indigenous yeasts only. No chaptalisation. Ageing on fine lees in old foudres for 18 to 24 months. SO2 kept at minimum level and only at bottling (SO2 libre: around 30 mg/l – SO2 total: 50-70 mg/l).
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