Gewurztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Hengst 2020

ZIND-HUMBRECHT

Gewurztraminer Alsace Grand Cru Hengst
2020

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

$166.53*

* Suggested retail price

Out of stock

Product code
874457
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Status
Unavailable
Type of product
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Alsace
Appellation
Alsace Grand Cru Hengst
Classification
Grand cru
Varietal(s)
Gewürztraminer 100 %
Colour
White
Sugar
Semi-sweet
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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Tasting notes

This wine displays intense rich ripe white fruits aromas (peach, pears…) alongside spicy notes. Clearly, it is impossible to guess the power of this wine such is the nose complex and delicate, probably the result of a very healthy (no noble rot) vintage. This Hengst tastes soft and unctuous at the beginning, coating the palate with a velvety texture, until, it really unrolls its powerful huge intensity. Numbers made this wine qualify as sweet, but it really tastes barely off-dry. The sensation it leaves on the palate is harmony and length. What a wine, and despite its power, it will be a great match with lots of foods. Grilled, smoked, spicy, marinated… anything with character.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 97 points -

August 2022

This gewurz is built on a monumental scale with gigantic concentration and structure, easily filling out the huge body. The abundant fine tannins soak up almost all of the unfermented grape sweetness and drive the very long and texturally complex, spicy finish. Already pretty mind-blowing, but great aging potential! From biodynamically grown grapes.

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