Riesling 2014

Zind-Humbrecht

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Riesling

Herrenweg Vineyard provided most of the grapes for this Riesling. 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.

89 Points

VinousMedia.com

2014 vintage
90 Points

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2014 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 has a delicate fruity profile, showing citrus fruits and some exotic aromas. The palate is light and elegant, with crystalline structure. The wine tastes dry with an excellent acidity and without any sharpness. It is a very easy drinking wine and a perfect representation of a fresh Riesling.

food pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.0
ACIDITY: 4.7 g/L
ABV: 12%
AGING: 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • The highly acclaimed Herrenweg Vineyard provided most of the grapes for this wine.
  • Excellent introduction to classic Riesling
  • 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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