Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2018

Zind-Humbrecht

Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Muscat

Goldert Vineyard’s slope is oriented east, southeast and enjoys an appreciable amount of sunshine at a considerable altitude for Alsace of between 820 feet and 1150 feet. The vineyard benefits from late maturation, guaranteeing wines with well-balanced acidity. 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

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The weather patterns were unusual yet resulted in a fine high-quality crop in most locations. The winter was extremely cold, and total rainfall for January through July was more than twice the normal amount. This replenished the soil moisture while the vines growth cycle was largely undisturbed. The summer months brought more stable, warm and dry conditions. Harvest proceeded over a two-month period, which allowed a precise approach to each terroir.

tasting note

Intensely fragrant with elements of exotic fruit, stones, and bergamot tea supported by brisk acidity that lengthens the refined and complex finish.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Muscat
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.23
ACIDITY: 3.84 g/L
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
FORMATS AVAILABLE: Yes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.7 g/L

points of distinction

  • Reference-point expression of purest dry Muscat potential
  • Reflects the ideal pairing of terroir and varietal
  • Very limited production and highly sought by knowledgeable collectors and sommeliers
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht MW, Winemaker

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