|About the 2004
|Despite this vintages had many challenges during the
whole season, Villa Sandahl and our local network was able
to produce some good wines.
The 2004 Rhine Riesling
/ Pinot Gris is sold out since long.
The 2004 Pinot Gris Late Harvest Barrique is still
remaining in a small stock. This wine has aged very
beautiful and has many years more ahead.
Rhine Riesling / Pinot Gris
This wine is a blend of 60% of our quite
late Rhine Riesling harvest and 40% of our quite late Pinot Gris harvest.
We harvested the Pinot Gris at excellent weather during 27 - 29 September, with an acidity of 6,3
g/l and potential alcohol of 14,8 % which we fermented to 13,6 %.
The Rhine Riesling was harvested just
after colder conditions during
18 - 21 October, at an acidity of 7,7 g/l and potential
alcohol of 13,8 fermented almost dry.
Altogether, the blend is smooth and fruity, and
noticeable sugar content. The blend
has a beautiful nose from the lush Pinot Gris and powerful
backbones from the Rhine Riesling.
| 2004 Late Harvest Barrique Pinot Gris
The second half of October was very beautiful, but from the end of October the weather once again changed
into cold and rain. We were lucky to harvest the second
Pinot Gris right after the ideal heat wave during 3 - 5 November at a sugar level of 275 g/l.
The wine is half sweet and has an excellent concentration
build on very ripe grapes. Half of the wine is fermented
in steel tanks and the other half is fermented during 6
months in new oak barriques.
Villa Sandahl Kft.
Római út 203/1
Sandahl International AB
331 02 Värnamo