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Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Häuserer 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

As cool as a cucumber, Clos Hauserer's limestone-rich soils make it one ofOlivier's most minerally wines. The nose brims with chalky floral notes andlimey purity while the palate shows such linearity, such 'droiteur', with only15 grams/litre of residual sugar. Clos Häuserer is one of Olivier'sless well-known vineyards, lying in the shadow of Grand Cru Hengst nearTurckheim. Yet it's perhaps this very fact that has imbued the wine withan unassuming profile; something not lost on the locals, with whom it hasbecome a hit apparently. This is a dry wine for earlier drinking till 2016,with plaice ideally. (David Berry Green - BBR Buyer)

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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Snooth User: colinrchorley
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5.00 5
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
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4.00 5
08/21/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Clos Häuserer

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

(14% alcohol with 8.8 g/l r.s) Bright lemon-yellow color. Floral honey, ripe citrus fruits and apricot on the nose; hints at a late-harvest character. Then broad and sexy in the mouth but racy, with a slightly glyceral, honeyed texture cut by firm acidity. A very tactile, nicely balanced wine with a subtle sweetness. Finishes gripping and long. Today I prefer this to the 2007, but of course the newer vintage was not yet in bottle in September.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Its elegance belies its power. Apple blossom and quince paste notes layer kumquat and pink grapefruit flavors, while a hint of white pepper plays off the zesty acidity. The clean, lingering finish is subtle, echoing a lightly honeyed note. Best from 2011 through 2025.



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As cool as a cucumber, Clos Hauserer's limestone-rich soils make it one ofOlivier's most minerally wines. The nose brims with chalky floral notes andlimey purity while the palate shows such linearity, such 'droiteur', with only15 grams/litre of residual sugar. Clos Häuserer is one of Olivier'sless well-known vineyards, lying in the shadow of Grand Cru Hengst nearTurckheim. Yet it's perhaps this very fact that has imbued the wine withan unassuming profile; something not lost on the locals, with whom it hasbecome a hit apparently. This is a dry wine for earlier drinking till 2016,with plaice ideally. (David Berry Green - BBR Buyer)

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