Muscat 2014

Zind-Humbrecht

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 85% Muscat d'Alsace, 15% 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 Advocate

2016 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

2016 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

The nose is very intense and refined with floral and fruity aromas. The palate is delicate and the dry finish makes a very interesting wine. The perfect summer wine.

food pairing

Enjoy as an Aperitif or with shellfish or asparagus.

technical data

GRAPES: 85% Muscat d'Alsace, 15% Muscat Ottonel
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.2
ACIDITY: 3.6 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 Herrenweg vineyard in Turckheim.
  • Versatile, fresh and ready-to-enjoy upon release
  • Certified organic and biodynamic
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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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