Grapes come from a variety of Zind-Humbrecht's top quality estate vineyards, predominantly Herrenweg. 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.

92 Points
2015 vintage
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2013 vintage was characterized by a succession of very dry and very wet periods. The official start of the harvest in Alsace was declared September 30th for all varieties, except Riesling and Gewurztraminer (October 7th). The quality of the vineyard (exposition, slope, soil type) and viticulture (anything helping drainage, grass, lower yields…) made a big difference in achieving maturity earlier, thus not putting harvest off too long. Most of the wines are dry to very dry (influence of the racy acidity) and very few kept significant residual sweetness. The musts running from the press showed beautiful freshness and were quite aromatic. The wines are elegant and racy, without any trace of a botrytis character.
Tasting Note
The nose shows typical limestone influence, with nice nutty, toasty and slight mineral hints. The palate is powerful and dense and aeration brings out some honey character as well as ripe fruits. The finish is quite velvety.
Food Pairing
Creamy pasta, smoked foods, chicken or rich seafood dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
APPELLATION: Vin d'Alsace
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 3.4 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 8 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Grapes from Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyards comprise this wine
  • Pairs well with a variety of foods
  • Certified organic and biodynamic

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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