Riesling Brand Grand Cru

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Riesling Brand Grand Cru

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Riesling

The Brand Vineyard is always the earliest-ripening Riesling vineyard (first to bud-break, flowering, etc.); the growth of a vine is directly related to the temperature at root level and Brand's granite soil warms up very quickly. 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.

96 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
93 Points

eRobertParker.com

2012 vintage
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tasting note

A complex nose, quite discreet, with wet stones and ripe fruits. Vibrant, intense and long on the palate.

food pairing

Poached fish, sushi, fine cheeses.

technical data

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

points of distinction

  • "Turckheim granite" bedrock and steep, south-facing slope with shelter from North Winds provide exceptional terroir for complex, balanced wine
  • From Zind-Humbrecht's prestigious Brand Grand Cru Vineyard, ideally suited and exclusively planted to Riesling
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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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