Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl Monopole

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl Monopole

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer

A unique Gewürztraminer that captures the delicate structure that characterizes the Windsbuhl Vineyard. The Windsbuhl compensates for its cooler climate with a capacity to let the grapes ripen on the vines longer, allowing for a better physiological ripeness. 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

eRobertParker.com

2012 vintage
92 Points

eRobertParker.com

2013 vintage
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tasting note

Shows strong terroir characteristics in its complex spicy, mineral aromas. Takes time to open up, but then reveals intense citrus fruits, ripe exotic fruits (pineapple, litchi) and more spices (coriander, cloves). The palate is delicate and integrates the sweetness which almost vanishes on the finish.

food pairing

Asian fare or soft cheeses.

technical data

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

points of distinction

  • Organically and biodynamically farmed
  • A unique Gewürztraminer which reflects the vineyard's cooler climate yet longer hang times in its ripe, yet beautifully balanced profile
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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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