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Gewürztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 2018

57,01 

Incl. VAT where applicable
(76,01  / 1000 ml)
Delivery Time: approx. 3-4 workdays
  • 🎨 Colour: Intense and bright, golden yellow.
  • 👃 Flavouring: Complex, with notes of ginger, orange peel, lavender oil, lilac, cardamom, cumin, gingerbread, leather, wood smoke, tobacco, forest honey, apricot, grapefruit and banana.
  • 👅 Flavour: Powerful, sweet honey, savoury spices, amazing freshness, spectacular acid precision, profound minerality.
  • 🎭 Character: Expressive, harmonious symphony of flavours, pleasurable drinking flow, potential for years of ageing.
  • 🍽️ Food recommendations: Tart with chickpeas and spicy figs, truffle risotto with crispy chicken breast, Munster cheese baked in brick pastry with caraway seeds and forest honey glaze.
  • ✨ Special features: Produced from old vines from two vineyards in the Grand Cru Hengst, red marl-limestone soil, high microclimate and iron content give unique tannin density and structure.
Gewürztraminer Stallion Grand Cru 2018

57,01 

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Background information on wine
This exquisite drop is created from vines of two old vineyards located at the heart of the Grand Cru Hengst in Wintzenheim. The red marl-limestone soil is undoubtedly suitable for a number of grape varieties, but the Gewürztraminer demands precise care and expertise. This particular grape variety is worked in this vineyard to produce a wine that overcomes its intense, natural aromaticity and instead triumphs in complexity. The warm, balanced microclimate and high iron content of the soil produce a beautiful tannin density and structure that gives the Grand Cru Hengst wine its special character.

Opinion on wine production
Regardless of the current market situation and the fact that Gewürztraminer is considered a voluminous wine that must be carefully matched with food, the Zind-Humbrecht estate will never stop producing this variety. Likewise, the 2018 vintage is a testament to the exceptional quality that comes from this unique terroir.

Colouring of the wine
The vinophile eye beholds a wine of intense and luminous golden yellow colour.

Fragrance composition
On the olfactory level, the 2018 Gewürztraminer Hengst reveals an impressive power and is based on a solid minerality accompanied by a strong spiciness. Ethereal and fresh scents of fresh ginger, orange peel, lavender oil and even lilac give it its distinctive character. After a day of airing, notes of cardamom, cumin, gingerbread spice, leather, wood smoke, light tobacco and forest honey unfold. Not to be forgotten is the fruitiness, which scores with nuances of apricot, grapefruit and banana, and which will become even more apparent as the wine matures.

Taste experience
This very classic Gewürztraminer reveals itself powerfully on the palate, presents itself expressively and unfolds a harmonious symphony of sweet honey and piquant spices. At the same time, it convinces with an amazing freshness, its acidity scores with a spectacular precision and freshness, and its minerality presents itself profound and multilayered. The result is an enjoyable drinking experience. A jewel among wines that seduces to immediate enjoyment, but only unfolds its full potential in a few years - then the wine ignites a true firework of aromas.

Alternative food pairings
Enjoy this wine as an accompaniment to a tart with chickpeas and spicy figs. Alternatively, with a truffle risotto garnished with crispy chicken breast and poultry sauce. A cheese accompaniment is Munster cheese baked in brick dough with caraway seeds and glazed with forest honey.

Allergens

Contains sulfur

Winemaker

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Country

France

Region

Alsace

Type

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Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

Residual sweetness

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Acid

3,6 g/l

Drinking temperature

12°

Manufacturer

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