As days grow longer, we find ourselves turning towards lighter menu options, which in turn set us thinking about white wine. With about 1,000 producers making wine from several aromatic white varieties, Alsace offers a lot of choice.
Domaine Zind Humbrecht 2020 Hengst Grand Cru Gewürztraminer: Translated roughly as “stallion” in local dialect, the vines of the Hengst are situated on a steep southeast facing slope near the village of Wintzenheim in Alsace. The vines are 69 years old and produce concentrated, flavorful grapes. This wine is pale gold in color with aromas of Bartlett pears, ginger, white peach, and cinnamon. It is soft on entry, with voluptuous body and flavors of citrus blossom, white stone fruits, and dried sage. The winemaker is quick to note that although the wine has 16.5 grams of residual sugar it does not taste sweet; in fact, the sugar contributes to the generous mouthfeel. Drink now or through the next two decades.
Excerpt taken from Robb Report
Author: Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen