Gewürztraminer 2016

Zind-Humbrecht

Gewürztraminer 2016

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.

91 Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
91 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 vintage is extremely contrasted, combining the characteristics of both an early and late ripening vintage. A mild and wet winter and spring allowed for a fertile bud break but also caused a few disease problems. Summer, and the ripening period prior to the harvest, was arid and warm. The harvest began mid-September with perfect weather conditions. The grapes were very healthy, showing good balance and were both technically and physiologically ripe. The vineyards produced a crop that resulted in wines with great structure (acidity/ripeness) and complex textures. 2016 will be known as a delicate, complex vintage.

tasting note

Bright pale yellow color. Nice presence of complex spicy and peppery aromatics. The palate shows an unexpected structure. Ripe acidity and a strong mineral presences allow for a complex and tight palate.

food pairing

Foie Gras, white meat with cream-based sauce.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.80
ACIDITY: 3.60 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.3 g/l

points of distinction

  • Originates mostly from the warm, gravelly soils of Herrenweg Vineyard
  • 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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