Muscat 2013

Zind-Humbrecht

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: Muscat d'Alsace and Muscat Ottonel

A blend of Muscat d'Alsace and Muscat Ottonel from Herrenweg Vineyard make up this wine. 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.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

2013 vintage
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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

Beautiful fruity with a floral and delicate nose. The zesty acidity brings an amazing structure to the wine and a focus on the minerality. The palate is dry and tense with a light and fresh mid palate, making it dangerously easy to drink.

food pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, shellfish or with asparagus

technical data

GRAPES: Muscat d'Alsace and Muscat Ottonel
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 3.9 g/l
ABV: 12%
AGING: 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • All the Muscat comes from the alluvial gravelly soil of the esteemed Herrenweg Vineyard in Turckheim.
  • Versatile, fresh and ready-to-enjoy upon release
  • Certified organic and biodynamic
  • vineyard details +
  • 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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