This wine is traditionally produced from the younger vines on the alluvial gravelly soils of the Herrenweg in Turckheim. Younger vines at an average of 52 years old ! because the older vines are actually much older! These vineyards ripen early and quickly, especially in vintages which do not suffer from summer droughts, as in 2021. Being able to obtain early a good physiological ripeness allows to pick early hoping for the wine to achieve a slightly drier style compared to the past. These vineyards produced beautiful grapes, but a lot were lost through frost and mildew in early spring. The wine fermented quickly and finished in a dry style. The high acidity of the wine allows us to still present it as dry wine under the local legislation, and it does taste dry!

90 Points
2021 vintage
90 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completey dry.
Tasting Note
Pale yellow color. Fragrant floral and complex nose (ancient roses) but also hint of spice, nutmeg, green pepper. This wine really opens up nicely with aeration and time. Elegant and vibrant palate showing a refreshing acidity on the finish. Long and enjoyable, it is a surprising gewurztraminer, very food friendly that can be enjoyed early but will also improve with time.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gewurztraminer
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 3.5 g/l
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Turckheim range provide an authentic introduction to Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • 90 points WS, 90 points Suckling
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620

About the Grape

Gewürztraminer has unmistakably heady intensity of fragrance, with pungent aromas of litchis, tropical fruits and rose petals. Its flavors are ample, fruity and spicy rather than complex.
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