Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2018 – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

36,55 

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

36,55 

SKU: 9950302205 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 08.11.2020, Copyright Christina Hilker

Info about the wine

The Heimbourg vineyard is one of the small single vineyards on the secondary and tertiary fracture area in Turckheim. In this area, the geology varies greatly over short stretches and explains why these vineyards are so small (Clos Jebsal, Boland and Heimbourg). Heimbourg is the only one that lies from southwest to west on a limestone soil that is poor in Olizocene age. The upper part of the vineyard, which is most exposed to the winds, is planted with Pinot grapes. It is basically similar to the Rotenberg on the other side of the valley, but with a much lower iron content, and therefore often produces more aromatic and expressive wines that show beautifully when young. (Olivier Humbrecht)

Info about the expansion

This vineyard is capable of producing both a dry and sweet style depending on the development of noble rot. For several years, our goal has been to harvest the grapes ripe, but without any overripe character and definitely without botrytis, so that the wine can ferment as dry as possible without the use of commercial yeast. Easy to say ... In 2018, however, the ripeness developed at a normal pace, so this was relatively easy to accomplish. The wine fermented very well and was bottled dry after 18 months on the lees. (Olivier Humbrecht)

Color

Bright, light golden yellow with delicate pink reflections.

Nose

The 2018 Pinot Gris Heimbourg shows great elegance and aristocratic coolness, its chalky minerality omnipresent and demanding of the decanter. Then oranges, orange zest, ginger, mango and apricots show up. Already in the nose, an Alsatian Pinot Gris opens up to us with a great arc of tension, which points to a fresh and multi-faceted palate.

Palate

Juicy and equipped with fresh acidity and fine tannin structure, it meets the tongue. Its pronounced fruit with the chalky substructure can already be combined very well with intensive cuisine, but actually one does well to grant him still some cellar maturity, because only then he will reveal his whole beauty.
At this stage, be sure to decant and enjoy from large Burgundy glasses.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Spaghetti squash pancakes with poached egg
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)
  • Crustacean soup with herb dumplings
    (Seafood)
  • Tajine of lamb with carrots, preserved lemon, turnip and black cumin
    (Meat)

Allergens

Contains sulfur

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Type

Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

13% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Acid

4,7 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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