Following Alsatian tradition, Pinot Blanc is blended with Auxerrois to form this wine. Grapes come from a combination of Zind-Humbrecht’s top vineyards, including Herrenweg and Rotenberg Vineyards. 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.

91 Points
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2014 vintage
91 Points
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2015 vintage
Tasting Note

Appealing aromas of nuts and white fruits with well-balanced acidity and a smooth texture.

Food Pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, with shellfish or with trout.

Technical Data
GRAPES: Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc
Unique Selling Points
  • From Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards, including Herrenweg and Rotenberg Vineyards
  • Traditional Alsatian blend of Pinot Blanc with Auxerrois
  • Certified organic and biodynamic

Vineyard Details

Herrenweg Vineyard
Due to its location at the end of the Munster valley, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's Herrenweg Vineyard benefits from maximum sunshine, especially in the evenings with the sun setting much later. Minimal rainfall and valley winds keep the soil and the vines dry. Located on the alluvial fan of the Fecht river, a large part of Herrenweg Vineyard is made up of a clay-silty-sandy gravel-sand substratum on Vosges alluvia, Würm pebbles or loess on Würm alluvia. The soil drains well and heats up very quickly, leading to a regular and homogeneous maturation of the grapes. The warm, dry climate in consort with the soil allow this vineyard to ripen its grapes very quickly. All varieties are planted here.

About the Grape

Pinot Bianco
Pinot Bianco offers delicate aromas and fresh, plump, creamy flavors of pears and apples with notes of spice or minerals, depending on soil type.
Auxerrois
Auxerrois is often used in blends with Pinot Blanc, with which is it often compared, to yield still wines as well as Crémants d'Alsace. It lends body and an herbaceous, citrus character.
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