Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling "Heimbourg" Alsacia 2006

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"Its elegance belies its power. Apple blossom and quince paste notes layer kumquat and pink grapefruit flavors, while a hint of white pepper plays off the zesty acidity. The clean, lingering finish is subtle, echoing a lightly honeyed note...93" WS 10/08

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Domaine Zind-humbrecht:
The annual cycle of work, parallel with cycle of nature, consists of a number of interventions, comprising biological treatments against the diseases and others aiming at improving the quality. mong the latter, the pruning is particularly decisive. Too severe, it prevents the harmonious development of the vine, insufficient, the vine will overproduce unripen grapes. A this moment, the presen... Read more
The annual cycle of work, parallel with cycle of nature, consists of a number of interventions, comprising biological treatments against the diseases and others aiming at improving the quality. mong the latter, the pruning is particularly decisive. Too severe, it prevents the harmonious development of the vine, insufficient, the vine will overproduce unripen grapes. A this moment, the presence of Paul’s grandson Pierre-Paul Humbrecht, is of utmost importance to the vineyard, to prune correctly and at the right time. Given unfavourable climatic conditions, the harvest may suffer but when the seasons flow normally the right pruning will be rewarded by a juice of very high quality. hen the vine has had its budburst, the disbudding (selection of branches) and desuckering (supression of the growths resulting from sucker from the trunk), are made manually to avoid any harmful effect to the vine. During the bloom, trimming consists in shortening the end of the branches leaving just the right quantity of good quality leafs that the young vine needs. During ripening, the stripping to improve the exposure of the grapes to the sun and thinning out the grapes in excess must be done with precision in order to obtain a harvest of great quality. orking the ground consists of several heavy duty work. Hilling up the vine, ploughing down and plowing between the rows of vine are accomplished each year. Naturally, Pierre-Paul Humbrecht is using the latest agricultural technologies to ease the task while remaining in harmony with nature, thus our advance towards biological agriculture or rather the search of our origins towards the Earth... Read less
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External Reviews for Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling "Heimbourg" Alsacia

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
09/27/2008

Right from the beginning, our varietal 2006 Riesling was a very aromatic wine, but since the end of the fermentation it is still opening up and is becoming a hugely flavored wine with a strong minerality. The palate is rich, but not sweet, well balanced with a racy acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Its elegance belies its power. Apple blossom and quince paste notes layer kumquat and pink grapefruit flavors, while a hint of white pepper plays off the zesty acidity. The clean, lingering finish is subtle, echoing a lightly honeyed note. Best from 2011 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

(14% alcohol with 8.8 g/l r.s) Bright lemon-yellow color. Floral honey, ripe citrus fruits and apricot on the nose; hints at a late-harvest character. Then broad and sexy in the mouth but racy, with a slightly glyceral, honeyed texture cut by firm acidity. A very tactile, nicely balanced wine with a subtle sweetness. Finishes gripping and long. Today I prefer this to the 2007, but of course the newer vintage was not yet in bottle in September.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe and intense, yet with a sense of grace thanks to its vivid structure. White peach, passion fruit and pineapple flavors pick up a mineral accent. Lacy, balanced and long. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Zind Humbrecht Riesling Heimbourg 2006 and all other wine from Zind Humbrecht are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and across the globe.



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"Its elegance belies its power. Apple blossom and quince paste notes layer kumquat and pink grapefruit flavors, while a hint of white pepper plays off the zesty acidity. The clean, lingering finish is subtle, echoing a lightly honeyed note...93" WS 10/08

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