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Riesling Terroir d'Alsace Zind Humbrecht 2010

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Stared in 1959, when neighboring winegrowers Zénon Humbrecht and Emile Zind decided to join forces, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht comprises 96 acres of vineyards stretching across five different villages in Alsace. Awarded biodynamic status in 2002, control of the estate is still shared between the two families who have been producing and selling wine independently since 1620! As a result, the history of this Domaine is intrinsically linked with that of the Alsace region, and the wines produced on the estate are an accurate reflection of the exceptional Alsacien terroirs. Head Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht is a renowned in all corners of the wine world, And one of a relatively small number of winemakers to have gained the Master of Wine qualification. This wine is a dry Riesling in the old Alsace style. The Wine Advocate said "Zind-Humbrecht’s 2010 Riesling Terroir d’Alsace – sourced largely from multiple sites in Turckheim – represents the cuvee that Olivier Humbrecht wants his customers to associate vintage by vintage with classic, dry-tasting Alsace Riesling…..Fresh lime, shrubby herbs and flowers along with a striking evocation of saline, alkaline sea breeze make for an intriguing nose; and the impression on this wine’s bright, firm, yet lees-buffered palate is no less interesting, contributing complexity to a bracing and mouthwatering if slightly sharp-finishing and austere performance. Plan to revisit it through at least 2020."

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Region: France

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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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Source: WineExpress.com
07/29/2015

Stared in 1959, when neighboring winegrowers Zénon Humbrecht and Emile Zind decided to join forces, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht comprises 96 acres of vineyards stretching across five different villages in Alsace. Awarded biodynamic status in 2002, control of the estate is still shared between the two families who have been producing and selling wine independently since 1620! As a result, the history of this Domaine is intrinsically linked with that of the Alsace region, and the wines produced on the estate are an accurate reflection of the exceptional Alsacien terroirs. Head Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht is a renowned in all corners of the wine world, And one of a relatively small number of winemakers to have gained the Master of Wine qualification. This wine is a dry Riesling in the old Alsace style. The Wine Advocate said "Zind-Humbrecht’s 2010 Riesling Terroir d’Alsace – sourced largely from multiple sites in Turckheim – represents the cuvee that Olivier Humbrecht wants his customers to associate vintage by vintage with classic, dry-tasting Alsace Riesling…..Fresh lime, shrubby herbs and flowers along with a striking evocation of saline, alkaline sea breeze make for an intriguing nose; and the impression on this wine’s bright, firm, yet lees-buffered palate is no less interesting, contributing complexity to a bracing and mouthwatering if slightly sharp-finishing and austere performance. Plan to revisit it through at least 2020."



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