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Bert & Joep Dielen EUR 25.80 750ml
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Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour shows the extra ripeness: beautiful gold. The nose is powerful and intense, with lots of nutty flavours, cocoa (slight noble rot) and ripe white fruits (peach, pears). The palate feels much drier than the nose or the analysis would suggest. It is big and bold, but with very firm acidity. The wine eventually develops interesting stony flavours. This is a very complex ‘varietal’ wine! It will go perfectly with most poultry dishes, veal, and of course many Asian style dishes.

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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 Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Red grapefruit and dried apricot flavors are accented by tangy acidity and lots of spice in this dry white. A honeyed note leads to a hint of beeswax that lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Zind-Humbrechtrsquo;s generic 2009 Pinot Gris this year incorporates all of their fruit from the Herrenweg plus bits and pieces from other sites. In contrast to other recent installments, it finished entirely dry, having in the process accumulated 14% alcohol. Scents of smoked meat and meat pate mingled with fresh mirabelle migrate to a creamy-textured yet mdash; for its grape and vintage mdash; surprisingly brightly juicy palate. This finishes with a faint hint of heat that wonrsquo;t matter when it is appropriately paired at table over the next couple of years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Pleasing yellow peach, papaya and honeysuckle flavors make up this clean, fresh white. The fleshy texture is well-defined by tangy acidity, as is the lingering, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Deep yellow. Ripe peach, apricot, honey and spices on the nose, with a fresh herbal element emerging with aeration. Suave and silky, showing a tactile texture and good concentration. Ripe acids keep this rather sweet pinot gris from cloying. A bit abrupt on the back, but offers good complexity and satisfying fruit. This includes young vines from Clos Windsbuhl, a bit of Rangen and a considerable percentage of Heimbourg fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Medium orange-gold. Exotic honeyed fruit salad, overripe pear and a hint of cashew on the nose. Thick, dense and tactile, with flavors similar to the aromas. Solid acidity and a dusty impression of extract give this rich and fairly sweet wine a chewy quality. The highest in alcohol of Olivier Humbrechtandrsquo;s 2008s by a wide margin, yet it manages to remain just this side of overbearing. Still, this really needs to be paired with spicy Asian cuisine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Zind-Humbrecht's generic 2009 Pinot Gris this year incorporates all of their fruit from the Herrenweg plus bits and pieces from other sites. In contrast to other recent installments, it finished entirely dry, having in the process accumulated 14% alcohol. Scents of smoked meat and meat pate mingled with fresh mirabelle migrate to a creamy-textured yet - for its grape and vintage - surprisingly brightly juicy palate. This finishes with a faint hint of heat that won't matter when it is appropriately paired at table over the next couple of years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Thereandrsquo;s a nice salty minerality to this white, with crackling acidity supporting the white peach, quince and kumquat flavors. This has fine intensity and length, with a vibrancy that enlivens the wine and a long, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020.



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The colour shows the extra ripeness: beautiful gold. The nose is powerful and intense, with lots of nutty flavours, cocoa (slight noble rot) and ripe white fruits (peach, pears). The palate feels much drier than the nose or the analysis would suggest. It is big and bold, but with very firm acidity. The wine eventually develops interesting stony flavours. This is a very complex ‘varietal’ wine! It will go perfectly with most poultry dishes, veal, and of course many Asian style dishes.

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