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Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Heimbourg 2007

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Still on its fine lees, but already showing classic vibrant Riesling aromas, full of fresh flowers, wet stones and a hint of minerals. The palate is elegant, harmonious, feels completely dry and finished on a refreshing acidity. Exactly what this Riesling should be!

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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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Member Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Heimbourg

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Snooth User: ChipDWood
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3.00 5
10/18/2010

For someone who loves "all that is Zind"- this orange-imbued 2007 riesling actually carried dominant hints of disappointment. Not that it was bad, at ALL- but that it just wasn't up to snuff to even the Zind Gewurtztraminer, least I felt. Yes, the nose, body and all elements of the wine were lovely- but for any price tag above $20, one's expectations rise as well. Especially regarding a house as profound and renown as Mr. Humbrecht's. And even more especially, the Riesling. Maybe the vintage ('07) was just a rough one. His Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminers and blends of all above from other vintages have blown me away time and again- but this time Mr. Humbrecht actually scored below his price tag. And this being the only time to do so. I gave this wine an "82" should such numbers matter to you, especially concerning its "Sale" price of still being over $20. If it were $15 a bottle, this would be a 90+. But, it ain't. A mild, 'orangey' disappointment.


Snooth User: ralaspech
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4.00 5
12/15/2010

Nice zesty orange and lemon flavors made interesting by honey and mineral notes. A little "lean" for my taste though.


Snooth User: Boom Amporndanai
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3.00 5
03/29/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Aoc Heimbourg

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A zesty white, with lively acidity accenting the apple blossom, white peach, lemon zest and honey notes. There's a smoky undertow and a pleasant overall juiciness. Drink now through 2013.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright medium yellow. Fresh peach, yellow flowers and crushed stone on the expressive nose. Fairly rich but quite brisk, with citrus, stone fruit, spice and wet stone flavors lifted by ginger and quinine toward the back. Just off-dry (6 g/l r.s.), finishing with a lingering flavor of dusty stone. An excellent basic riesling.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pale straw-gold. Musky, nuanced nose offers chamomile and spicy high notes along with smoke and earth bass tones. Chewy and tactile, with plenty of CO2 perking up the flavors of pineapple, flint, minerals, nutmeg and earth. In a fairly dry, penetrating style, with underlying acidity currently hidden by the wine's chewy, tactile texture and fruit element. Finishes firm, juicy and persistent. This one grew on me as it showed more clarity with aeration. Powerful and built to age.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A well-cut Riesling, offering a salty mineral note and laserlike acidity that defines the quince, yellow peach and floral notes. This packs a lot of flavor into an elegant and light-weight package. Drink now through 2022.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dry white that's well put together, with integrated acidity and a compact structure that mesh nicely. A pleasant orange blossom note accents flavors of quince and honey, while the lingering finish shows a hint of minerality. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A mix of smoke, mineral and apple aromas and flavors in a dry, racy profile. This may be a bit lean for some tastes, so make sure you pair it with food. The citrus and mineral aftertaste begs for oysters or shellfish. Best from 2009 through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This domaine is well-known for its extensive range of single-vineyard wines, but its basic Riesling, launched with the 2003 vintage, offers an affordable introduction to both the winery and the region. Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht's blend comprises about two thirds grapes from the Herrenwed vineyard, primarily the vines with grapes from several of the domaine's other Riesling vineyards, especially from Gueberschwihr.



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Still on its fine lees, but already showing classic vibrant Riesling aromas, full of fresh flowers, wet stones and a hint of minerals. The palate is elegant, harmonious, feels completely dry and finished on a refreshing acidity. Exactly what this Riesling should be!

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