Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2018 – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

57,86 

Includes 19% MwSt.
Delivery Time: approx. 3-4 workdays
Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 2018 - Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

57,86 

SKU: 9950302207 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 08.11.2020, Copyright Christina Hilker

Info about the wine

The Clos Windsbuhl is located at the top of the village of Hunawihr on a soil type that is found along the vineyards mainly in this region of Alsace shell limestone. Here on the Windsbuhl, the uppermost soil layers are particularly thin and the vines can reach the parent rock very quickly. Located in a late ripening climate, the warmth of the soil and the south to southeast exposure compensate for both the elevation and the cooler influence from the proximity of the Vosges forest. In fact, the site creates a unique climate that explains the style of the wines of this old historic Clos aromatic, delicate and expressive, but also austere with racy acidity. The vines planted in the early 1990s are still declassified as second wines (Roche Calcaire), and this wine comes from vineyards planted in the 1950s/60s/early 1970s. (Olivier Humbrecht)

Info about the expansion

Of all the vineyards at the Domaine where Pinot Gris is grown, this one is probably the most difficult to harvest when the sugar ripeness is perfect. The grapes seem to hide their potential, and more than often we have regretted not harvesting them a little earlier. This was not the case in 2018, and the harvest conditions (very dry weather) probably also helped to keep good wild yeasts on the grapes, allowing the wine to be fully fermented. (Olivier Humbrecht)

Color

Dense, slightly muted golden yellow.

Nose

What a complex nose the 2018 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl shows - besides chalky, malty notes and some wood smoke, apple, vineyard peach, kumquat, broom, fresh ginger, honey and a little soy sauce open up to the taster. A real Umami wine announces itself already in the smell and makes curious to taste it!

Palate

A monumental drop grabs the palate with lots of fruit, spice but also with a very complex and invigorating acidity. Olivier Humbrecht has succeeded in 2018 to bring a Pinot Gris with fascinating play and drinking flow on the bottle, bravo!
The impatient who would like to open it at this moment are advised to decant it at least one day before and not to enjoy it too cold from big Burgundy glasses.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Burrata with mango and Thai basil
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)
  • Carabiniero with dim sum, fermented pepper and hing choi
    (Seafood)
  • Lamb curry with basmati rice, sliced almonds and dried apricots
    (Meat)

Allergens

Contains sulfur

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Content

Alcohol content

13,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Acid

4,2 g/l

Drinking temperature

11°

Manufacturer

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

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