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A bright final straight for our 2009 harvest

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In a few days the winds have turned, coming now from the North, this brought crisp but bright weather for the end of our 2009 vintage. The coulours in the vineyards are now quickly turning into their automn livery.

As expected from the beginning, it is the Pinot family of grapes that scored the best results this year. On this Wednesday moring we harvest our last plot that had been left of this varietal in the Sporen. Only very little noble rot but mostly some passerillage (dessiccation by the shrivelling of the berries) which is more marked on the southern face of the bunches that on their northern face.

Interesting also to witness  that certain vines of Pinot Gris have naturally become mutant giving white grapes, often the whole vine but sometimes even half bunches where both colours are present on a same bunch.

The result will be a concentrated must of over 17° potential without the need of any selective picking confirming the outstanding potential of 2009 in Alsace. 

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