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About the 2009 vintage
This year had a relatively normal weather pattern, without excessive heat or rain flooding. Zsuzsanna Vineyard is steep with south exposure, implying that a normal year with moderate heat with some frequent light rain is the best.

Consequently the sugar stayed on reasonable level until the grapes were obtaining a mellow ripeness. The acidity were on a healthy and preferred level for the Riesling but, as usual, a bit low for the Pinot Gris.

Not any 2009 Villa Sandahl wines will be released on the market. We are really sorrow for this.

Ripeness pattern 2009

Calendar

Pinot Gris Rhine Riesling
Date Pot. Alcohol Total acidity Pot. Alcohol Total acidity
27 Aug *12.1 *6.74    
28 Aug        
29 Aug        
30 Aug        
31 Aug        
1 Sep *13.2 *6.81    
2 Sep        
3 Sep        
4 Sep *13.7 *6.50    
5 Sep        
6 Sep        
7 Sep        
8 Sep *13.2 *5.78    
9 Sep        
10 Sep

2500 kg Pinot Gris harvested 1

   
11 Sep ** 13.9 ** 5,8 * 12.7 * 6.88 ?
12 Sep        
13 Sep        
14 Sep        
15 Sep     * 12.4 * 8.53
16 Sep        
17 Sep        
18 Sep     * 12.4 * 6.23 ?
19 Sep        
20 Sep        
21 Sep        
22 Sep

 

  * 13.0 * 8.24
23 Sep        
24 Sep        
25 Sep     * 12.8 * 8.31
26 Sep        
27 Sep        
28 Sep        
29 Sep     * 12.7 * 8.06
30 Sep        
1 Oct        
2 Oct     * 12,7 * 7,83
3 Oct        
4 Oct        
5 Oct        
6 Oct     * 12,9 * 7,85
7 Oct        
8 Oct    

 

 
9 Oct     *12,8 *7,53
10 Oct        
11 Oct        
12 Oct    

 

 
13 Oct     *13,2 * 7,58
14 Oct        
15 Oct    

6000 kg Riesling harvested 1

16 Oct     ** 13,5 ** 5,6
Measurements
Alc = % potential alcohol (by volume)
TA = gram per litre total acidity (expressed as tartric acid)

* Sample by Tibor Toth, analysis by FVM wine institute
** Analysed after pressing by Luis Santelices

1 Small harvest due to modernizing binding (by cutting down the vine stocks)

Villa Sandahl Kft
8261 Badacsony
Római út 203/1
Hungary

Sandahl International AB
Box 2045
331 02 Värnamo
Sweden

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