Riesling 2016

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.

91 Points

Wine Spectator

2016 vintage
93 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, pale yellow/green color. The nose is very expressive, showing intense fruit and citrus aromatics. The palate shows a delicate zesty texture. The acidity is ripe, salivating, not overpowering, and allowing the wine to finish on an elegant classic touch.

food pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
APPELLATION: Vin D'Alsace
PH: 3.50
ACIDITY: 4.8 g/l
ABV: 12.1%
AGING: The wine is aged 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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