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Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Ion de Grains Noble Gewurztraminer Wine 2005

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

If you regard the level of ripeness exhibited by Zind-Humbrecht s Heimbourg Pinot Gris S.G.N. as formidable then consider that the 2005 Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Selection de Grains Nobles (from the lowest most-protected portion of that vineyard) made it all the way to 12% alcohol and still retains 240 grams of residual sugar! Here too the level of acidity was exceptionally high by any standard. "The only drawback " remarks Humbrecht "is that the production is only 1000 half bottles from a he

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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

External Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Ion de Grains Noble Gewurztraminer Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

If you regard the level of ripeness exhibited by Zind-Humbrecht s Heimbourg Pinot Gris S.G.N. as formidable then consider that the 2005 Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Selection de Grains Nobles (from the lowest most-protected portion of that vineyard) made it all the way to 12% alcohol and still retains 240 grams of residual sugar! Here too the level of acidity was exceptionally high by any standard. "The only drawback " remarks Humbrecht "is that the production is only 1000 half bottles from a he


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Mango peach and pineapple notes are layered with hints of orange candy cherry pit basil and earth in this intriguing wine. The silky texture sits on a medium-bodied frame with bright acidity for balance that leads to a long mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2035. 45 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator.



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