Pinot Blanc 2016

Zind-Humbrecht

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc

Following Alsatian tradition, Pinot Blanc is blended with Auxerrois to form this wine. Grapes come from a combination of Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards, including Herrenweg and Rotenberg Vineyards. 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

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. The nose shows delicate fruity aromatics, light pears, quince, even some honey. The palate comes with a beautiful texture: elegant, silky, with a soft mouthfeel. The acidity is discreet, sapid, allowing the wine to flow easily.

food pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, with shellfish or with trout.

technical data

GRAPES: Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.40
ACIDITY: 4.40 g/l
ABV: 11.5%
AGING: The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.7 g/l

points of distinction

  • From Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards, including Herrenweg and Rotenberg Vineyards
  • Traditional Alsatian blend of Pinot Blanc with Auxerrois
  • Certified organic and biodynamic
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  • 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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