Muscat Goldert Grand Cru

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Muscat Goldert Grand Cru

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 90% Muscat d'Alsace, 10% Muscat Ottonel

At a considerable altitude for Alsace of between 820 feet and 1150 feet, Goldert Vineyard’s slope is oriented east, southeast and enjoys an appreciable amount of sunshine. The vineyard benefits from late maturation, guaranteeing wines with well-balanced acidity. 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.

92 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
93 Points

2013 vintage
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tasting note

The intense nose clearly displays the vineyard character. The expected exotic fruits and floral aromas are joined by minerality that shows the strong limestone influence. The palate is vibrant, racy and zesty, with a fantastic crisp finish.

food pairing

Savor as an aperitif or as an exquisite match to asparagus.

technical data

GRAPES: 90% Muscat d'Alsace, 10% Muscat Ottonel
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • Goldert Grand Cru Vineyard boasts a marine oolithic limestone soil composition that exists nowhere else in Alsace, resulting in complex wines with a distinct mineral influence
  • Excellent exposure with an appreciable amount of sunshine along with the vineyard's higher altitude yield wines of well-balanced acidity
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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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