Riesling Calcaire


Riesling Calcaire

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Riesling

"Calcaire" means limestone, describing the soil in which the grapes are grown. Averaging 37 years old, vines grow in limestone/calcareous/siliceous soil, facing east and south in the village of Gueberschwihr. 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.

92 Points

Wine Spectator

2016 vintage
91+ Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
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tasting note

This dry Riesling has an expressive fruity, citrus nose. The velvety palate finishes with a beautiful ripe acidity, hiding the density of the wine. Its classic limestone minerality will continue to develop over time.

food pairing

Sushi, poached fish, Asian cuisine, fresh cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • The limestone soil (calcaire) after which this wine is named lends expressive minerality and vibrant acidity
  • Vines average 37 years old, yielding concentrated, highly flavorful grapes
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed
  • 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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