The altitude of the vineyard coupled with Hunawihr’s delayed climate means that the Clos Windsbuhl is often one of the last estate vineyards to be harvested. This explains the aromatic quality of the Clos’ wines and the consistent balance of acidity, a guarantee of good aging. 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.

95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
94 Points
2017 vintage
Tasting Note
Refined, mineral nose that opens up to display vibrant citrus and white fruits. The palate has a smooth, delicate, mineral structure but quickly firms up around the acidity. Beautiful ripe, integrated acidity.
Food Pairing
Seafood, shellfish, pork chops, goat cheese or sushi.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 2.97
ACIDITY: 4.57 g/l
ABV: 12.26%
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Clos Windsbuhl's altitude typically delays harvest, resulting in highly aromatic wines
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed

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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