So effusive and vibrant, yet also blessed with great aromatic charm.
About the Wine
From fruit sourced from and just below the Grand Cru Brand vineyard, this Riesling is, as the name suggests, quite a dry and mineral driven wine.
Whilst the wine is young, the nose is still slightly closed, but it develops quickly with some aeration showcasing classic citrussy and light fruit aromas with concentration and nice mineral sensation that is immediately confirmed on the palate.
The mouth is generous, with a surprisingly velvety texture. Great mouth-feel which more than compensates for perhaps some still as yet to unfurl flavours before the dry yet persistent finish kicks in. The acidity feels ripe and saline and brings excellent balance to the wine.
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.