If you’d like to experience a very fine Alsace Gewurztraminer, treat yourself to this 2018 from Domaine Zind Humbrecht. A top Alsace domaine, their wines have that poise between richness and mineral balance. This white is rich, luscious and perfumed.
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Beyond the Label
Weighty, ripe, exotic fruit, lush spice, with a hint of smokiness
Citrus, pink grapefruit, lychee, spice, a touch of mango
Decanter named Domaine Zind Humbrecht in Alsace as one of France’s Top Ten wineries: “Does winemaking genius exist? If it does then Olivier Humbrecht MW must be in the frame.” Wine Advocate called the wines “absolutely impressive in their depth”. The family have been growers since 1620 and starting making their own wines in 1947. They now have 41 hectares, all tended biodynamically to express as perfectly as possible the grape and its terroir. The grapes for their Roche Calcaire come from the younger vines of their Grand Cru vineyards – Goldert and Hengst – fruit not quite ready for the Grand Cru wines, but still very fine. Limestone soils lend bright minerality to balance the lychee and spice of this magnificent white. Classic with goose.
"One of the most delicate and feminine Gewurz examples. A great wine with huge aging potential"
Stephen Reinhardt Wine Advocate for 2016