Zind-Humbrecht draws from its palette of impressive vineyards to compose this wine. A dedication to terroir guides all winemaking practices, which include extended pressing cycles, abbreviated clarification cycles (to retain natural yeasts and proteins in the must), natural malolactic fermentation and extended aging on the lees. The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels.
A light, fully dry style of Riesling. The palate has a nice mouthfeel, with slightly lower acidity than usual, but the lower alcohol level keeps an elegant, fresh structure.
With an unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht came by its current name in 1959 when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind. Leonard was able to expand the winery’s collection of Grands Crus and other high quality vineyards, and since then, one of the hallmarks of every Zind- Humbrecht wine has been its overriding sense of terroir: the taste of the vineyard is always clear and unmistakable. The estate is managed by Olivier Humbrecht, one of the world’s only winemakers to attain MW status. His passion for Alsace wines and biodynamic farming translates into a portfolio of wines recognizable for their purity, intensity and faithful expression of each individual vineyard site.