Zind 2016

ZIND-HUMBRECHT

Zind
2016

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
715650
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Alsace
Appellation
Alsace
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 82 %
Pinot Auxerrois 18 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is...

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Notes about product

The grapes are exclusively sourced from Clos Windsbuhl Vineyard, one of Zind-Humbrecht's top vineyard. The respect for the vine and soil is very important for Olivier and is team of vineyard workers. All viticultural work is carried out by hand with the help of some horses to plough the vineyards with minimum impact of the soil. All vineyards have been certified organic and biodynamic since 2002.

Winemaking notes

All wines are fermented in traditional oak vats using native yeasts. No additives are used, and chaptalization is never carried out. The wines are left on their lees and ferment at there own pace, the wines are not fined. Very little sulfites are added and the wines are bottled after at least 8 months on the lees.

Tasting notes

This wine is medium intense with fresh fruity and citrus nose. The palate about purity and freshness, not marked by the long lees contact. Well balanced. The limestone minerality is obvious on the finish. This vineyard characteristically produces wines full of acidity and stony flavors, with strong fruit tannins that give a long finish and a dry firm structure.

*Revues de presse*

Wine Spectator

- 90 points -

December 2018

This racy white crackles with acidity, offering an aromatic, flinty overtone to the flavors of nectarine, hazelnut, pomegranate and ground ginger. Features a long, mouthwatering finish.

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Wine Advocate

92+ POINTS

October 2018

From a generous crop of 65 hectoliters per hectare, with perfectly healthy grapes, this is Olivier Humbrecht's most Burgundian or even Champagne-styled wine: reductive, very clear, precise and fresh on the nose, with chalky-mineral, flinty/smoky and citrus-tinged notes. Fermented and aged in large oak for 16 months, this is a full-bodied yet pure, elegant, very tight, fresh and finessed wine with a pretty long, tensioned, salty-mineral and highly stimulating finish. Dry at 12.4% alcohol.

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