2019 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Roche Calcaire

Racy biodynamic Alsace Riesling based on limestone soils (calcaire in French). Minerally-charged but with silky luscious fruit, from one of the world's top Riesling producers.

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An Alsace Riesling of great verve and presence, though it needs a bit of time to open up.

From vines planted over sixty years ago in the Humbrecht's home village of Gueberschwihr, on deep limestone soil. This gives the wine both acidity and power, due to a longer ripening cycle.

Luscious stone fruits are revealed after some initial smokiness, with crisp grapefruit and citrus following on. Succulent and racy with consistent acidity.

Biodynamic brilliance that could cellar for a decade plus.

This wine originates mostly from a blend from various small vineyards around the village of Gueberschwihr, as well as the small production of our two young vineyards located in the Grand Cru Hengst. Wines produced on a limestone based geology, regardless of the topography and location tend to share specific characteristics. They are usually less expressive in their youth and will take some time, sometimes years, to show all their aromatic potential. There is always a strong sense of austerity, mostly revealed on the palate that should carry an energic acidity. A limestone soil is by definition later ripening because they take longer to warm up, especially on the village of Gueberschwihr where the marl/clay proportion is higher.

94 Points - "Very attractive yellow fruit with the emphasis on Amalfi lemon, but also some stone fruit and just a hint of caramel. Very elegant and polished, this has vibrant acidity that very neatly matches the chalky character from the tip of your tongue right to the back of the mouth. Only just beginning to open up! From biodynamically grown grapes." - JamesSuckling.com

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