Gewürztraminer 2013

Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer 2013

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer

This Gewurztraminer originates mostly from the warm gravel soils of the Herrenweg Vineyard. 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 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

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harvest note

2013 vintage was characterized by a succession of very dry and very wet periods. The official start of the harvest in Alsace was declared September 30th for all the varieties except for Riesling and Gewurztraminer (October 7th). The quality of the vineyard (exposition, slope, soil type) and viticulture (anything helping drainage, grass, lower yields…) made a big difference in achieving maturity earlier, thus not putting harvest off too long. Most of the wines are dry to very dry (influence of the racy acidity) and very few kept significant residual sweetness. The musts running from the press showed beautiful freshness and were quite aromatic. The wines are elegant and racy, without any trace of a botrytis character.

tasting note

Pale with a bright yellow color. The nose is fresh and very delicate. Far from the intense floral style, this wine exhibits a great delicacy and shows more citrus aromas and subtle floral notes on the nose. The wine is quite dry and has a has a harmonious finish with a medium length. This is a very easy drinking wine that can be used with many types of foods (light Asian/spicy, white meat, mixed salads, smoked fish etc.)

food pairing

Foie Gras, white meat with cream-based sauce.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 3.3 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • Originates mostly from the warm, gravelly soils of Herrenweg Vineyard, which provides a fruit-driven character
  • Certified organic and biodynamic
  • about the grape +
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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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