Gewürztraminer Hengst Grand Cru

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer Hengst Grand Cru

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer

The Hengst Grand Cru, with its 60-year-old vines, enjoys a long-standing reputation for being the place to grow Gewürztraminer. The combination of a high lime content calcareous soil, some marl, a warm and dry setting, but not too precocious, provide the best conditions possible for this difficult grape variety. 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.

94 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
97 Points

Decanter

2013 vintage
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tasting note

The nose is extremely complex with faint floral aromas, more exotic fruits like litchi/mango and lots of spicy, bacon, toasted notes. The palate is concentrated, shows balanced acidity and the residual sweetness creates a harmonious finish.

food pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif or with fine cheeses.

technical data

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

points of distinction

  • Hengst Vineyard's combination of a high lime content, calcareous soil, some marl and warm, dry climate provide the best conditions possible for difficult-to-grow Gewürztraminer
  • 60-year-old vines produce grapes with concentrated flavor and complex character
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht MW, Winemaker

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