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Gewurztraminer Herrenweg Turckheim Zind-Humbrecht 2012

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91 Points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous:"Full yellow. Smoky, fruit-driven aromas of crystallized orange peel, green apple, flowers and spices. Dense and tactile, showing excellent volume and balance to its orchard fruit and stone flavors. Tastes drier than the 2012 Calcaire Riesling, and finishes with a repeating note of crystallized orange peel. The grapes for this wine are culled from vines that were planted by Oliver's father Leonard in mainly gravelly soils; many of them are over 60 years old. Interestingly, I find this to be a much lighter-style Herrenweg Riesling than usual because it has relatively low alcohol and fresh acidity, making it gentle and easy to drink. Humbrecht added that, "with age, this wine picks up interesting mineral notes that are not typical of these kinds of soils." 5/15.

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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

91 Points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous:"Full yellow. Smoky, fruit-driven aromas of crystallized orange peel, green apple, flowers and spices. Dense and tactile, showing excellent volume and balance to its orchard fruit and stone flavors. Tastes drier than the 2012 Calcaire Riesling, and finishes with a repeating note of crystallized orange peel. The grapes for this wine are culled from vines that were planted by Oliver's father Leonard in mainly gravelly soils; many of them are over 60 years old. Interestingly, I find this to be a much lighter-style Herrenweg Riesling than usual because it has relatively low alcohol and fresh acidity, making it gentle and easy to drink. Humbrecht added that, "with age, this wine picks up interesting mineral notes that are not typical of these kinds of soils." 5/15.

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