Muscat 2016


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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 85% Muscat d’Alsace,15% Muscat Ottonel

A blend of Muscat d'Alsace and Muscat Ottonel from Herrenweg Vineyard make up this wine. 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.

90 Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

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

Pale yellow/green, quite luminous. It expresses delicate, yet intense, flower aromas, never overpowering, just like a very delicate perfume. The palate follows perfectly: the texture is delicate, almost aerial and lingers on for a long time. Being very dry, the tannic structure is more palatable and reinforces the finish.

food pairing

Fresh seafood, fish, salads

technical data

GRAPES: 85% Muscat d’Alsace,15% Muscat Ottonel
PH: 3.38
ACIDITY: 4.40 g/l
ABV: 12%
AGING: The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

points of distinction

  • All the Muscat comes from the alluvial gravelly soil of the Herrenweg vineyard in Turckheim
  • Versatile, fresh and ready-to-enjoy upon release
  • 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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