Zind-Humbrecht - Pinot Gris, Turckheim, Alsace, France (2019)
Pinot Gris from the flat alluvial gravel vineyards surrounding the winery. Ideal full sun exposure ensures that these wines are very ripe, opulent and fruit-driven. Typical white flower notes (acacia, peony) dominate the aromas, sleek and energetic presence on the palate showing nice concentration with an impressive finish. This is a very dry wine but with a velvety texture and sapid fresh acidity.
Winegrowing is a passion that has been passed down from father to son in the Humbrecht family since the 17th century. With an unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht came by its current name in 1959 when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind. Today the winery is comprises of 40 hectares of vines, spread out over an array of different terroirs throughout a range of Grand Cru and single-vineyard sites.
Great lengths are gone to each growing season to produce the best quality grapes from each vineyard. As respect for the vine and soil life is imperative, the viticultural tasks are carried out by a team of 22 dedicated staff members. The high ratio of vineyard worker to vineyard surface enables an attention to detail and the execution of many of the viticultural tasks manually. In addition, animal traction and the use of their own compost help to reduce the impact of mechanical compaction on the soils.
Zind-Humbrecht is managed by Olivier Humbrecht, Master of Wine. His passion for Alsatian wines and Biodynamic farming translates into a portfolio of legendary wines recognizable for their purity, intensity and, above all, their faithful expression of each individual vineyard site.