This Gewurztraminer originates mostly from the warm gravel soils of the Herrenweg Vineyard. 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
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
91 Points
Wine Advocate
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2016 vintage is extremely contrasted, combining the characteristics of both an early and late ripening vintage. A mild and wet winter and spring allowed for a fertile bud break but also caused a few disease problems. Summer, and the ripening period prior to the harvest, was arid and warm. The harvest began mid-September with perfect weather conditions. The grapes were very healthy, showing good balance and were both technically and physiologically ripe. The vineyards produced a crop that resulted in wines with great structure (acidity/ripeness) and complex textures. 2016 will be known as a delicate, complex vintage.
Tasting Note
Bright pale yellow color. Nice presence of complex spicy and peppery aromatics. The palate shows an unexpected structure. Ripe acidity and a strong mineral presences allow for a complex and tight palate.
Food Pairing
Foie Gras, white meat with cream-based sauce.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gewürztraminer
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.80
ACIDITY: 3.60 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: The wine is aged 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.3 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • Originates mostly from the warm, gravelly soils of Herrenweg Vineyard, which prvides a fruit-driven character
  • Certified organic and biodynamic

About the Grape

Gewürztraminer
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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