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Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Brand 1997

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Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate #123: 96 Points, "Years ago, a dear friend set out to demonstrate to me that the Brand (which means "burn") vineyard was every bit the equal to the more renowned Rangen de Thann when it came to producing superlative Rieslings. He was right. Ten to twenty percent of its vines are 25 years old and the remaining 80-90% are well over 40. The 1997 Brand joins the long list of stunning Rieslings crafted by Humbrecht from this southerly-exposured hillside vineyard. An embracing, super-rich nose of spices, poached pears, and cherries gives way to a thickly-textured, highly-expressive, full-bodied core. This velvety bombshell is crammed with bergamots, acacia blossoms, honeyed white peaches, and clay whose flavors last throughout its mind-boggling finish."

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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

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate #123: 96 Points, "Years ago, a dear friend set out to demonstrate to me that the Brand (which means "burn") vineyard was every bit the equal to the more renowned Rangen de Thann when it came to producing superlative Rieslings. He was right. Ten to twenty percent of its vines are 25 years old and the remaining 80-90% are well over 40. The 1997 Brand joins the long list of stunning Rieslings crafted by Humbrecht from this southerly-exposured hillside vineyard. An embracing, super-rich nose of spices, poached pears, and cherries gives way to a thickly-textured, highly-expressive, full-bodied core. This velvety bombshell is crammed with bergamots, acacia blossoms, honeyed white peaches, and clay whose flavors last throughout its mind-boggling finish."

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