Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2015

Zind-Humbrecht

Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2015

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Riesling

The Brand Vineyard is always the earliest-ripening Riesling vineyard (first to bud-break, flowering, etc.); the growth of a vine is directly related to the temperature at root level and Brand's granite soil warms up very quickly. 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.

96+ Points

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2015 vintage
91 Points

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2015 vintage
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harvest note

2015 was a hot vintage and Brand is a precocious site, yet the old vines here withstood the heat and were harvested quite ripe and healthy.

tasting note

The wine is characterized by a bright yellow, gold color with complex & elegant aromas. On the palate this is intense yet elegant with a long dry finish.

food pairing

Pairs well with grilled or poached fish and scallops in lemon butter.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.12
ACIDITY: 4.10 g/l
ABV: 13.50%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6.8 g/l

points of distinction

  • Classic dry & powerful Riesling
  • Expression of an important granite-based Grand Cru
  • Generous in youth yet capable in ripe years of significant aging potential
  • Product of old vines with biodynamic methods
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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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