Chardonnay Auxerrois ZIND 2017

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(33,81  / 1000 ml)

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Tasting note from 03/18/2019, copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The 2017 vintage will go down in the history of this wine estate. For Olivier Humbrecht, it is one of the three best vintages since the foundation of the wine estate in 1959. However, this time frost and hail limited the yield to less than 20 hl/ha on average. After an early budbreak, two cold spells with sub-zero temperatures on April 21 and 22 exposed even those areas that were more sheltered to frost. An unusually freezing easterly wind froze vines in vineyards like the Herrenweg de Turckheim, which never froze to death in the 60 years Olivier's father has been involved. A hailstorm in the Brand vineyard fortunately remained without major consequences. Midsummer was hot, August milder, and the harvest started on August 29 with Pinot Gris Roche Roulée, followed by terroirs like Rotenberg, Heimbourg, Goldert ... A little rain on September 2 accelerated the ripening. The Rieslings were harvested from 11 September and the harvest finished with Rangen, Hengst and Clos Jebsal on 26 September. Only in Clos Jebsal were there minor signs of botrytis.
Zind traditionally consists of a blend of 70 % Chardonnay and 30 % Auxerrois from different parcels located on the Triassic limestone and shell limestone terroir of Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr. In 2017, a very small part of the Auxerrois located in the Rotenberg area was added. The richness of dry extract is certainly the cause of a very long fermentation (15 months) in several stages. The wine was aged in large wooden barrels. The residual sugar is 3.1 g/l, the acidity 3.9 g/l, the pH value 3.2.


pale straw yellow


The 2017 cattle shows itself open and elegant from the start with bright notes of yellow but crisp pears and apples, juicy citrus fruits as well as wet stone and fine yellow spice.


On the palate, the wine picks up this aroma and continues it. The fruit seems white-fleshed and juicy, the spicy notes are reminiscent of blond tobacco and liquorice, but show up only very discreetly as an accompaniment to the fruit. What makes the wine so exceptional is the flattering and creamy texture combined with the fine and subtle but lively acidity. In addition, there is an attractive salty note that enhances the drinking flow. The Zind is a successful entry into Zind-Humbrecht's world, a very good food companion for the open bar and with potential for ten or more more years.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Baked thighs of poussin with sauce Pourpier
  • Sea bass fillet with Dugléré sauce
    (fish, sea bass)
  • Broad bean soup with sorrel and chervil (vegetarian)
    (Soups & Consommées, Legumes, Vegetarian Dishes)


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Alcohol content

Residual sweetness



Contains sulfur


5,9 g/l

Drinking temperature



Domaine Zind Humbrecht, 4 Route de Colmar, 68230 Turckheim / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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