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
2012 vintage
Harvest Note
2012 was a challenging vintage with above normal rainfall. The harvest began in mid September and was not complete until October 24th. No SGN wines were produced, the only late harvest wine is this VT from Clos Jebsal.
Tasting Note
The wine has an intense gold color. The aromas suggest honey and fresh fruit, and the botrytis smoky earth influence is only just beginning to emerge. The sweetness is countered by an inherent lively freshness.
Food Pairing
Ideal on it's own or to accompany ripe or salty cheeses, salumi, foie gras, cream-sauced dishes, or savory desserts.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
PH: 3.8
ACIDITY: 3.7 grams / litre
ABV: 15%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 72.5 grams / litre
Unique Selling Points
  • A rich yet lively late-harvest wine from the Jebsal terroir
  • Intense concentration and ageing potential
  • Ripeness due to limestone-marl soils, southeast exposure, 60 year old vines
  • Sweetness is balanced by intense complexity and length

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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