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2019 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer

Alsace, France

A terroir-driven Alsatian Riesling with exceptional ageing potential.

HIGH SCORE

$110.00

About
...This wine has depth, is fleshy, and has remarkable purity.

Yohan Castaing (Decanter)

About the Wine

A tiny little 1.2ha vineyard, the Clos Hauserer was the creation of Oliver’s father, who cobbled together a collection of rows to form a coherent block of Riesling vines in 1973.

A super energetic nose is a very cool introduction to this wine, minerality and purity literally oozing from its juicy pores.it oozes mineral greatness and purity. The palate is tonic, sharp, salivating and one can feel the limestone soils through a mouthfeel that finishes dry and persistent.

While this is a wine that is made for cellaring, there is still an immense attractiveness to it in its youth. The kind of wine you buy multiple bottles of, just to enjoy throughout its evolutionary journey.

 

About Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Current winemaker Olivier Humbrecht is the latest custodian of this famous Domaine which has an unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620.

Also an MW, Olivier was the first French winemaker to attain this prestigious title and remains one of the few global winemakers who have committed to this intense and some would say insane pursuit.

One of the hallmarks of every Zind-Humbrecht wine has been its overriding sense of terroir; their focus on their vineyard sites is paramount, with every aspect of their winemaking and viticulture tailored to that goal. Since 2002 they have been certified both organic and biodynamic.

 

One of Zind Humbrechts grand cru vineyards
One of Zind Humbrechts grand cru vineyards
Rangen Vineyard, Alsace, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

The Clos Hauserer is lying on the same mother rock as the Hengst: a siliceous marl limestone from the oligocen period, but with a top soil layer much thicker (about 1 meter). This vineyard enjoys a warm micro-climate in summer, but the soil remains cool and the vines never suffer from drought. Like many wines produced on this geology, the Clos Hauserer is slow to ferment. The 2019 was harvested at a perfect ripeness and finished bone dry.

 

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2039
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht MW
Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht MW
Amongst the vines, Alsace France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
JamesSuckling.com

"With its cornucopia of yellow fruit, floral notes and wet-stone character, this is at once fleshy and enormously structured. Nothing opulent or warm about it at all, though. In fact, the very long finish is decisively cool. You really need some time to take in this embarrassment of riches! From biodynamically grown grapes." - JamesSuckling.com

96Points
Decanter

"This tiny parcel (1.2ha), planted in 1973, always produces vibrant and energetic wines. The 2019 offers herbs, lemon, peach and mineral aromas, intertwined with some racy and subtle gunflint aromas. The palate is tense, very long, with a fine-grained texture and much freshness. Despite its well-managed acidity, this wine has depth, is fleshy, and has remarkable purity." - Yohan Castaing (Decanter)

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