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Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris 2012

Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris 750ML 2012       
Sku: 22198

The Humbrecht family has made wine in Alsace, France since 1620 but began operating under its current name when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind in 1959. The winery is situated in the heart of the Herrenweg Vineyard along the main road between Colmar and Turckheim. The wines are made by Leonard’s son, Olivier Humbrecht, Master of Wine. Olivier is a passionate advocate for wines from this region and the benefits of biodynamic and organic farming. All viticulture and vinification decisions are tailored to the belief that great wines are a reflection of place. The estate was certified organic in 1998 and received its biodynamic certification in 2002. Olivier has customized the biodynamic practices developed by Rudolph Steiner to suit the terroir at the estate. He restricts yields, relies on indigenous yeasts and ferments his wines at low temperatures on their lees in oak barrels for an extended period. Only handharvested estate fruit is used. The wines from this legendary estate are archetypal examples of terroir and varietal and considered amongst some of the best in the world.

Tasting notes
The wine offers varietally true aromas and flavors and in true Zind- Humbrecht style, the palate feels much drier than the nose. It has nice power and a velvety finish that features firm acidity and lovely minerality. Indice 1

 Wine Spectator 89 points (Jun 15 2013)
Fresh-cut apple, quince and pear fruit flavors mix with ground white pepper, ginger, crunchy white peach and stone notes in this dry, focused version. Zesty finish. Drink now through 2018. 550 cases imported.-AN
 Vinous 89 points (Apr 2015)
Bright yellow. Expressive, smoky nose combines ripe peach, lichee, pear and white flowers. Easygoing and smooth, with generous, pliant stone fruit flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity and supported by an underlying flinty quality. Finishes subtle and long. A very promising wine and way above average for an entry-level Pinot Gris. From Herrenweg grapes, but Olivier Humbrecht didn’t think the concentration was up to his standards and thus he chose not to put Herrenweg on the label. 89+ Points

Technical notes
The majority of fruit for this wine was harvested from vines planted in the gravelly and silty soils of the Herrenweg vineyard where the average age of the vines is 20 years old.

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Country: France
Region: Alsace
Sub-Region: Alsace Aoc
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine
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