From Wintzenheim, which means “village of the winegrowers,” vines are an average 30-years-old and grow on steep, west-facing slopes with Oligocene calcareous soil. 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.
This wine shows an incredibly refined nose with great aromatic persistence where ancient rose, leather and musky spices combine together. The palate is elegant as well as firm. The residual sweetness does not bring any heaviness; instead, it allows a better integration of the tannic structure.