The Herrenweg, or “road of the gentlemen,” Vineyard is named for its location along the ancient roman way that linked Colmar to the pass through the Vosges Mountains. Its terroir is made of fine sand, silt and large pebbles which provide good drainage capacity and benefit from a warm climate that gives an aromatic intensity to the wines. The age of the vines (averaging 46 years) is paramount as deeper roots are less influenced by poor weather and they can coax more minerality from the 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.

Tasting Note

Intense nose, typical of this vineyard with fresh citrus fruit and a nice mineral presence that gets more and more intense vintage after vintage as the vines get older. The palate is generous and ample right from the start with a juicy character. The acidity is well integrated, without excess, and the finish is fresh and harmonious.

Food Pairing

Fresh seafood dishes, especially with citrus or herb sauces or poultry.

Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Herrenweg Vineyards special, warm microclimate gives an aromatic intensity to the wine
  • Vines averaging 46 years old have deeper roots to coax more minerality from the soil
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed

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

Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
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