Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2017


Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2017

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer

A unique Gewürztraminer that captures the delicate structure that characterizes the Windsbuhl Vineyard. The Windsbuhl compensates for its cooler climate with a capacity to let the grapes ripen on the vines longer, allowing for a better physiological ripeness. 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.

91 Points


2017 vintage
93 Points

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2017 vintage
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tasting note

Shows strong terroir characteristics in its complex spicy, mineral aromas. Takes time to open up, but then reveals intense citrus fruits, ripe exotic fruits (pineapple, litchi) and more spices (coriander, cloves). The palate is delicate and integrates the sweetness which almost vanishes on the finish.

food pairing

Asian fare or soft cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 2.98 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • Organically and biodynamically farmed
  • The vineyard's cooler climate yet longer hang times yeilds a ripe, yet balanced profile
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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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