Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2018


Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: Pinot Gris

Only the oldest vines (over 40 years old) from the Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard were used to produce this wine. This vineyard has the capacity to give a solid structure to the wine because of the smaller yields and nice minerality. 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.

95 Points

2018 vintage
94 Points

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

This pinot gris is a study in elegance, finesse and subtlety. The pure citrus and pear notes are supported by delicate floral and wet stone nuances over the long & tangy finish

food pairing

Perfect with scallops or lobster dishes as well as sushi or ceviche.

technical data

GRAPES: Pinot Gris
PH: 3.5
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: In neutral wood cask

points of distinction

  • The fine Windsbuhl character here expressed through the pinot gris varietal
  • A remarkably versatile and persuasive wine to drink young or to cellar
  • Offers tremendous value compared to other fine white wines of the world
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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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