Goldert Vineyard’s slope is oriented east, southeast and enjoys an appreciable amount of sunshine at a considerable altitude for Alsace of between 820 feet and 1150 feet. The vineyard benefits from late maturation, guaranteeing wines with well-balanced acidity. 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.

97 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
96 Points
Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Note

The intense nose clearly displays the vineyard character. The expected exotic fruits and floral aromas are joined by minerality that shows the strong limestone influence. The palate is vibrant, racy and zesty, with a fantastic crisp finish.

Food Pairing

Savor as an aperitif or as an exquisite match to asparagus.

Technical Data
Grapes: 90% Muscat d'Alsace, 10% Muscat Ottonel
Appellation: Vin d'Alsace
Aging: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Reference-point expression of purest dry Muscat potential
  • Reflects the ideal pairing of terroir and varietal
  • Very limited production and highly sought by knowledgeable collectors and sommeliers

Vineyard Details

Goldert Vineyard
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's 2.2-acre Goldert Grand Cru Vineyard is the only site in Alsace where the geological substratum is composed solely of marine oolithic limestone. The soil is deep and relatively rich. At a considerable altitude for Alsace of between 820 feet and 1150 feet, Goldert Vineyard’s slope is oriented east, southeast and enjoys an appreciable amount of sunshine (around 1370 hours from April to September). The vineyard benefits from late maturation, guaranteeing wines with well-balanced acidity.

About the Grape

Moscato Bianco / Muscat d’Alsace
Shows exotic aromas of tropical fruits, flowers, rose petals and citrus blossoms, and bright, clean fresh grape flavors, with a note of acidity. Sweet and fortified wines show honey and caramel notes.
Muscat Ottonel
Muscat Ottonel is the most delicate member of the Vitis Vinifera Muscat family in terms of color, aroma and flavor. Sensitive to noble rot, Muscat Ottonel is often used in late harvest or dessert wines.
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