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Vintage 2011 in Alsace, from good to glorious ?

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From the cool months of July we suspected that 2011 would be another Riesling vintage. The glorious weather 10 days into our vintage seems to confirm our early expectations.

The overall level of quality, from purchased grapes already brings the best hopes for our 2011 vintage.The levels of maturity are beyond our expectations with most plots well over 12,5° potential and probably the biggest surprise is how sound the vast majority of these grapes are ! 

Riesling is our latest ripening variety and it is commonly the best indicator of the overall quality of a vintage. The road seems to be paved for a very good 2011 in Alsace
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The weather also seems to be on our side, the low presure system that went by on Sunday night brought just some insignificant rain.  The 10 day weather forecast remains idillic for the foreseable future...

On Tuesday, 20th September, visitors that came all the way from Tainan, Taiwan Claire and Tim LIU who picked their first grapes on their very first winery visit. They were first met, last February as reported on this Blog at a dinner at the Tayih Landis where Claire works.


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