Zind 2018

Zind-Humbrecht

Zind 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Auxerrois

Chardonnay and Auxerrois grapes come from Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard. The altitude of the vineyard coupled with the town of Hunawihr’s cooler climate means that the Clos Windsbuhl is often one of the last estate vineyards to be harvested. This explains the aromatic quality of the Clos’ wines and the consistent balance of acidity, a guarantee of good aging. 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.

92 Points

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2018 vintage
90 Points

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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.

food pairing

Pairs well with all seafood cuisines including sushi or ceviche.

technical data

GRAPES: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Auxerrois
APPELLATION: Vins D'Alsace
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 3.72 g/L
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.2 g/L

points of distinction

  • Creative cuvee which is outside of traditional Alsace practices.
  • Reflects Olivier Humbrecht's sensitivites and openess to each terroir's potential
  • Tremendous personality and interpretation of the familiar chardonnay varietal
  • Versatile yet casual with a playful label
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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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