The gravely soil of Herrenweg Vineyard is particularly well-suited to producing aromatic and fruity Gewürztraminer wines since this grape variety needs, more than any other variety planted in Alsace, a perfect physiological ripeness and therefore a little bit more sunshine and heat. 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.

94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
92 Points
Wine Spectator
Tasting Note

Elegant combination of exotic fruits, citrus and light rose aromas, very typical of this vineyard. The palate has a refined power with a smooth finish.

Food Pairing

Perfect with a variety of spicy dishes and soft cheeses.

Technical Data
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation: Vin d'Alsace
Aging: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • The warmth provided by Herrenweg Vineyard's gravel soil encourages perfect physiological ripeness
  • Organically and biodynamically farmed

Vineyard Details

Herrenweg Vineyard
Due to its location at the end of the Munster valley, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's Herrenweg Vineyard benefits from maximum sunshine, especially in the evenings with the sun setting much later. Minimal rainfall and valley winds keep the soil and the vines dry. Located on the alluvial fan of the Fecht river, a large part of Herrenweg Vineyard is made up of a clay-silty-sandy gravel-sand substratum on Vosges alluvia, Würm pebbles or loess on Würm alluvia. The soil drains well and heats up very quickly, leading to a regular and homogeneous maturation of the grapes. The warm, dry climate in consort with the soil allow this vineyard to ripen its grapes very quickly. All varieties are planted here.

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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