The Brand Vineyard is always the earliest-ripening Riesling vineyard (first to bud-break, flowering, etc.); the growth of a vine is directly related to the temperature at root level and Brand's granite soil warms up very quickly. 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.

96 Points
2017 vintage
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
Tasting Note
A complex nose, quite discreet, with wet stones and ripe fruits. Vibrant, intense and long on the palate.
Food Pairing
Poached fish, sushi, fine cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 3.07
ACIDITY: 3.76 g/l
ABV: 13.56%
AGING: 19 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • "Turckheim granite" bedrock and steep, south-facing slope with shelter from North Winds provide exceptional terroir for complex, balanced wine
  • From Zind-Humbrecht's prestigious Brand Grand Cru Vineyard, ideally suited and exclusively planted to Riesling

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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