Pinot Gris Rotenberg

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Pinot Gris Rotenberg

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris

Rotenberg Vineyard is named for its red, iron-rich soil. It enjoys a cool climate due to its altitude (300m) and proximity to the forest. Pinot Gris is best-suited to this vineyard's limestone soils. The Rotenberg produces small yields of concentrated grapes which can also develop noble rot. 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

2014 vintage
93 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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tasting note

The nose shows intense citrus and white fruits aromas (pears, peach) with a strong lees influence that adds a nutty roasted character. The palate is tightly packed and powerful with mineral notes from the limestone influence. Despite the power, the finish is a harmonious and fresh.

food pairing

Grilled or roasted poultry, pork or rich pasta dishes.

technical data

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

points of distinction

  • Iron-rich soils on a bedrock of Oligocene limestone provide a distinctive mineral complexity in the wine
  • Altitude and close proximity to the forest provide a cooler climate, encouraging elegant, crisp acidity
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed
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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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