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Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer 2017

Member Review by Whitetigerofwine:

I was a little disappointed in this wine. On the nose, geraniums and exotic spices jump out of the glass. The palate is big and heavy with a bitter edge on the back that in my opinion comes from the alcohol. This wine finishes dry. I can see this wine being a good pair with rich, spicy Louisiana food.

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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

Member Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer

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Snooth User: Whitetigerofwine
641240290
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/24/2011

I was a little disappointed in this wine. On the nose, geraniums and exotic spices jump out of the glass. The palate is big and heavy with a bitter edge on the back that in my opinion comes from the alcohol. This wine finishes dry. I can see this wine being a good pair with rich, spicy Louisiana food.


Snooth User: Cristiane Caires
10419131
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/19/2012

Hum


Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
106010093,448
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/09/2012

An "Indice 4", this wine is actually considered "sweet" by Olivier. Fair enough...but it was so lovely, I had to include it in this list. Everything Gewurz should be - rosewater and lychee on the palate with a hint of unctuousness that never turns cloying.


Snooth User: ramanda
31973215
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/08/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2010

Simply put, stunning. Sweet, sweet apple and kiwi, a hint of butter and a beautiful golden amber. I'm not a huge Riesling drinker but can easily come back to this one.


Snooth User: bope
23173860
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/21/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Kanner
9665115
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/10/2008

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer

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Vintage: 2014 04/15/2017

Alsace Zind Humbrecht is a legendary Domaine in the Alsace region of France, led by innovative winemaker and Master of Wine, Olivier Humbrecht. They produce outstanding bottlings of the most iconic Alsace grapes. In many ways Gewurztraminer is a tour de force for them as they have excellent Grand Cru Gewurz holdings. This wine is blend from their various vineyards all farmed bio-dynamically. The average vine age is about 30 years, each lot is vinified separately and fermented dry over a 3-4 week period. The final blend is made and the wine ages in bottle before release. It shows bold aromas of lychee, lemon, roses and jasmine. Fully dry on the palate but rich with orange peel, more lychee and a smoky nuance.


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Vintage: 2014 04/13/2017

Alsace Zind Humbrecht is a legendary Domaine in the Alsace region of France, led by innovative winemaker and Master of Wine, Olivier Humbrecht. They produce outstanding bottlings of the most iconic Alsace grapes. In many ways Gewurztraminer is their signature wine as the produce several excellent Grand Crus. This is their regular Alsace Gewruz, sourced from


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Vintage: 2013 08/04/2015

Bright golden yellow. Intense aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruits and sweet spices. More explosive than the 2012, with even better lift and precision. Finishes clean and long, with serious peppery bite. “I sell ten times as much abroad as I do in France,” Olivier Humbrecht told me, a consequence of the fact that this is a classically dry wine (in France, they like their Gewürztraminers on the sweet side). Made with grapes from the early-ripening Herrenweg site, which Humbrecht picked in the last days of August and beginning of September.


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Vintage: 2013 08/04/2015

This surprisingly dry wine has more to do with spice than richness. That gives it a food friendly character full of ripe fruit, a spicy, peppery edge and baked apple flavors. Acidity cuts through providing balance. Drink from the end of 2015.


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Vintage: 2012 10/22/2014

White wine 2012 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer indice 1 with a volume of 75 cl from France Region Alsace With the Grape: Gewurztraminer 91 Robert Parker Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2012 01/16/2014

White wine 2012 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer indice 1 with a volume of 75 cl from France Region Alsace With the Grape: Gewurztraminer 91 Robert Parker


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/10/2014

White wine 2012 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer indice 1 with a volume of 75 cl from France Region Alsace With the Grape: Gewurztraminer


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