Pinot Gris 2016

Zind-Humbrecht

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris

Grapes come from a variety of Zind-Humbrecht's top quality estate vineyards, predominantly Herrenweg. 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
92 Points

Wine Enthusiast

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 yellow color. The nose is showing ripe honeyed, slightly toasted aromatics. The palate is velvety, elegant, almost soft, yet finishing very dry.

food pairing

Creamy pasta, smoked foods, chicken or rich seafood dishes.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.50
ACIDITY: 4.40 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.3 g/l

points of distinction

  • Grapes from Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards comprise this wine
  • Pairs well with a variety of foods
  • 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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