2019 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique

Like the name implies; quite the granitic, mineral-driven, Alsatian Riesling.

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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.

This wine originates from vines planted in the 90s and in 2001 in the Grand Cru Brand and just below it. The granite ‘de Turckheim’ is in fact a biotite type of granite. These vineyards enjoy a precocious and warm climate that will influence the ripening cycle, explaining why they are often the first Riesling to be harvested on the estate. The grapes were very healthy, the acidity was surprisingly high and influence the fermentation speed.

94 Points - "So effusive and vibrant, yet also blessed with great aromatic charm, this has a stunning combination of pineapple juiciness and smoky character. Then comes the very long, precise finish that’s so stony. From biodynamically grown grapes." - JamesSuckling.com

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