Pinot Noir Les Princes Abbés 2009

Technical information

  • Alcohol : 13.10°
  • Acidity (sulphuric acid) : 3.07 grs/l
  • Residual sugar : 0.6 grs/l 
     

Technical sheet elaborated by Mr Pascal LEONETTI
"Best Sommelier of France 2006"
"Best Young Sommelier of France 2003"

History: 

It is undoubtedly the first Pinot grape variety imported from Burgundy, no doubt because of the similarities in topography and climate betwenn Burgundy and Alsace. This prestigious red grape variety was prominent in Alsace in the middle Ages, but then disappeared, except for certain places where red wine was still appreciated. It is becoming increasingly popular today because of its freshness and fruitiness.

Location: 

60% comes from the limestone BOLLENBERG plot and 40% comes from the marl-limestone Grand Cru SAERING plot.

Wine-Making: 

With very low volumes, an excellent healthy state and a very beautiful concentration make the 2009 vintage the year of Pinot Noir. It is made through two macerations lasting about 10 days. It is raised in traditional tuns for 12 months which adds a more robust and more complex structure to its natural fruitiness.

Tasting: 

The robe is ruby red with purple reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid, transparent. The wine shows youth.
The nose is frank, pleasant with a good intensity. One notes a dominant of fruity scents, red berries, cherry pulp, blackberry and red currant.
Airing enhances the kirsch character and reveals a slight reduction as well as a slight floral hint, peony. The raw material is magnified in the glass. Very beautiful work !!!
The onset in the mouth is moderately ample, the alcoholic base is balanced. One evolves on an edgy, clear and slightly sparkling medimu. The range of aromas is centered on red berries, cherry, blueberry, red currant, well emphasized by the floral character. The tannin strucutre is firm and astringent.
The final presents an average length, 5 caudalies, as well as a marked vivacity and a persistent bitterness. The fruity dimension balances and refines an extracted structure.

Gastronomy: 

However, this wine will be tasted with pleasure within 5 years, at a temperature of 17°C, it will suit perfectly a country terrine or a joint of pork with sauteed potatoes.