From Wintzenheim, which means “village of the winegrowers,” vines are an average 30-years-old and grow on steep, west-facing slopes with Oligocene calcareous soil. Zind-Humbrecht’s dedication to terroir expression guides all winemaking practices, which include extended pressing cycles, abbreviated clarification cycles (to retain natural yeasts and proteins in the must), natural malolactic fermentation and extended aging on the lees. The wine is aged 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

93 Points
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93 Points
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Tasting Note

This wine shows an incredibly refined nose with great aromatic persistence where ancient rose, leather and musky spices combine together. The palate is elegant as well as firm. The residual sweetness does not bring any heaviness; instead, it allows a better integration of the tannic structure.

Food Pairing

Excellent match for spicy dishes or strong cheeses as well as rich paté or Asian cuisines.

Technical Data
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation: Vin d'Alsace
Aging: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Oligocene calcareous soil (calcaire) after which this wine is named lends expressive minerality and vibrant acidity
  • Vines average 30 years old and grow on steep, west-facing slopes yielding fruit-driven, vibrant wines
  • Organically and biodynamically grown

About the Grape

Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer has unmistakably heady intensity of fragrance, with pungent aromas of litchis, tropical fruits and rose petals. Its flavors are ample, fruity and spicy rather than complex.
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