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Riesling Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht 2015

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92-93 Points, STephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:"his 2015 Riesling Roche Calcaire originates mostly (85-90%) from the village of Gueberschwihr. All seven little vineyards were planted in the 60s and 70s and are located on rich marl-limestone based soils. The intensely yellow colored wine is super ripe, round and "soft" on the nose with a rather subtle mineral flavor. Full-bodied, round and rich in the first moment, but then straight, pure and very salty in the stunningly lean and stimulating finish! This round and elegant wine opens wide like a baroque cathedral, but when you are in it you feel like you are in a gothic minster. This is so pure and salty in the finish! Gorgeous! Very complex but almost ready to drink. Tasted as a sample in February 2017, a few days before the bottling." Issue#229, 2/17.

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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

92-93 Points, STephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:"his 2015 Riesling Roche Calcaire originates mostly (85-90%) from the village of Gueberschwihr. All seven little vineyards were planted in the 60s and 70s and are located on rich marl-limestone based soils. The intensely yellow colored wine is super ripe, round and "soft" on the nose with a rather subtle mineral flavor. Full-bodied, round and rich in the first moment, but then straight, pure and very salty in the stunningly lean and stimulating finish! This round and elegant wine opens wide like a baroque cathedral, but when you are in it you feel like you are in a gothic minster. This is so pure and salty in the finish! Gorgeous! Very complex but almost ready to drink. Tasted as a sample in February 2017, a few days before the bottling." Issue#229, 2/17.

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