Gewürztraminer 2014

Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer 2014

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.

92 Points

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2014 vintage
91 Points

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2014 vintage
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harvest note

2014 was another vintage that made us discover new extremes and some good and bad surprises. Winter and spring were mild and very dry, with March being the driest month of the year. These conditions made the vines bud-break earlier than usual and vegetal growth was fast at the beginning of spring. Flowering started in the end of May, about 2 weeks earlier than average, and finished rapidly around June 10th for all the vineyards, under extremely warm conditions. July was a difficult month with heavy rainfalls and warm temperatures. Luckily, the cooler month of August is responsible for excellent acidities in the wines. The harvest began on the estate on the 10th of September and finished on the 10th of October. All the wines have superb acidic balance and good physiological ripeness, with normal sugar levels.

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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