Riesling Clos Häuserer 2017

ZIND-HUMBRECHT

Riesling Clos Häuserer
2017

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

$63.77*

* Suggested retail price

8 case(s) available

Product code
244556
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Alsace
Appellation
Alsace
Varietal(s)
Riesling
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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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 Clos Häuserer is a small square vineyard of 1.198ha located on deep rich marl limestone soil, just below the Grand Cru Hengst, on a gentle east facing, surrounded by hills. The Oligocen mother rock is about 1 to 1.5m deep. This rich layer of soil can take a long time to warm up, which explains why despite being in a very precocious area, Clos Häuserer can show the characteristic of a late ripening vineyard. The high free lime content of such soils is probably responsible for the reductive/petrol profile of this wine in its youth.

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 6 months on the lees.

Tasting notes

Notes of smoke, stone and mineral, opening to aromas of honey and wax. The palate shows exemplary purity and restraint. The finish is persistent thanks to its ripe acidity.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 95 points -

August 2019

Tight and poised with sliced apples, pears and mineral undertones. Medium body. Dry and fruity. Zingy and bright.

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Wine Advocate

(91-93) POINTS

October 2018

From underneath the Grand Cru Hengst and oligocene limestone with active calcium carbonate, the sample off the 2017 Alsace Riesling Clos Häuserer de Wintzenheim was not yet fully fermented to dry but offers a clear and tart grapefruit flavor. Fascinatingly pure and chalky-mineral on the palate, with a powdery texture and lovely grapefruit and lemon flavors, this is a concentrated, substantial and very long Riesling with very fine tannins. A gorgeous, impressive Clos on its way to dry.

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