The 3.2-acre Clos Jebsal Vineyard is located on a gypsum fault line, rich in marl, at the bottom of the Zind-Humbrecht’s Brand Grand Cru Vineyard. Here, all conditions required to produce noble rot are present. 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 24-36 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

96 Points
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2012 vintage
96 Points
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Tasting Note

The classic nose shows lots of minerals and light toasty aromas. The palate displays classic structure, great acidity, palatable but refrained sweetness and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Delicate, fruity desserts or blue cheeses.

Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
AGING: 24-36 months in old French oak
Unique Selling Points
  • Vineyard conditions are ideal to produce desirable noble rot
  • Bordering Zind-Humbrecht's Brand Grand Cru, Clos Jebsal Vineyard's complex soils of clay, gypsum, marl and limestone contribute to the complex profile of the wine

Vineyard Details

Clos Jebsal Vineyard
Located just below the Brand Grand Cru Vineyard, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's 3.2-acre Clos Jebsal Vineyard lies on a marl-limestone geological fault rich in clay and gypsum. The steep slopes of this small parcel face directly south. The Vineyard benefits from a very warm microclimate, protected from the north winds by Brand Mountain.

About the Grape

Pinot Grigio
This grape makes fresh, crisp, charming wines with apple, pear, almond and acacia flower aromas and clean, stone fruit flavors, or creamy, honeyed wines with spice, blossom and mineral aromas.
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