Gewürztraminer Calcaire

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer Calcaire

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer

From Wintzenheim, which means "village of the winegrowers," vines are an average 30-years-old and grow on steep, west-facing slopes with Oligocene calcareous soil. Zind-Humbrecht's dedication to terroir expression 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 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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tasting note

This wine shows an incredibly refined nose with great aromatic persistence where ancient rose, leather and musky spices combine together. The palate is elegant as well as firm. The residual sweetness does not bring any heaviness; instead, it allows a better integration of the tannic structure.

food pairing

Excellent match for spicy dishes or strong cheeses as well as rich paté or Asian cuisines.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • Oligocene calcareous soil (calcaire) after which this wine is named lends expressive minerality and vibrant acidity
  • Vines average 30 years old and grow on steep, west-facing slopes yielding fruit-driven, vibrant wines
  • Organically and biodynamically grown
  • about the grape +
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht M.W., Winemaker

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