Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2017

Zind-Humbrecht

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2017

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris

Only the oldest vines (over 40 years old) from the Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard were used to produce this wine. This vineyard has the capacity to give a solid structure to the wine because of the smaller yields and nice minerality. 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 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

94 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 vintage
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tasting note

One can find all the subtlety and delicacy of the Windsbuhl terroir in this refined fruity (pears, quince, citrus) and mineral nose (wet stones, iodine). The palate shows a round structure, well balanced by a ripe acidity.

food pairing

Paté or poultry, pork or pasta dishes in rich sauces.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.22
ACIDITY: 3.67 g/l
ABV: 13.74%
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 7.8 g/l

points of distinction

  • Over 40 year old vines yeild a complex, mineral-inflected character
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed
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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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