Zind 2014

Zind-Humbrecht

Zind 2014

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: Chardonnay and Auxerrois

Chardonnay and Auxerrois grapes come from Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard. The altitude of the vineyard coupled with the town of Hunawihr’s cooler climate means that the Clos Windsbuhl is often one of the last estate vineyards to be harvested. This explains the aromatic quality of the Clos’ wines and the consistent balance of acidity, a guarantee of good aging. 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

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2014 vintage
92 Points

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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 light, toasty aromas combine with herbs and white fruit, light smokiness and chalk on the nose. The elegant palate shows little sweetness.

food pairing

Hard cheeses, white meat or pasta in cream-based sauce.

technical data

GRAPES: Chardonnay and Auxerrois
APPELLATION: Vins D'Alsace
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 4.3 g/l
ABV: 12.4%
AGING: 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • Exclusively from Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard, one of Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards
  • Easy-to-pair and ready-to-drink upon release
  • Certified organic and biodynamic
  • vineyard details +
  • 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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