Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2018 – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht


Incl. VAT.
(42,67  / 1000 ml)
SKU: 9950302189 Kategorien: , , Weingut:

Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness



4,5 g/l

Drinking temperature



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

Tasting note from from 01.08.2020, Copyright Christina Hilker

Info about the wine

The Heimbourg in Turckheim looks out over the Grand Cru Brand and the Val Müstair. It is the only vineyard in Turckheim that is disconnected from the Vosges. It benefits from cool westerly or northerly winds that keep the grapes very healthy despite the vineyard's exposure. Pinot Noir is a curiosity among the majority of Riesling and Pinot Gris. It is both the later ripening, west-facing climate and the iron-rich limestone that convinced Olivier to plant some red grapes there. The grapes are de-stemmed and fermented in an open tank with minimal punch down. The wine remains on the skins for about 15 days before being transferred to traditional 228 litre barrels, where it continues its evolution for another 12 months. It is bottled without fining or filtration, which with some ageing can result in a fine deposit.


Covered garnet red almost colour-dense to the rim.


The 2018 Pinot Noir Heimbourg convinces already in the nose with depth and minerality. After the necessary oxygen contact, it reveals dark cherries, blackberries and sloe. Truffles and fine dark chocolate combine with dark tobacco and freshly crushed Kampot pepper. At the moment, it still seems very reserved on the nose, but already promises great Burgundy art on the palate.


On the tongue, one feels at first an immense minerality, much grip and saltiness, the fruit still rather in the background. A Pinot that has a lot ahead of it and can mature beautifully. Again an impressive proof that it is possible to produce Pinot Noir in Alsace, which do not have to fear the comparison with wines from Burgundy. Small tip There is still 2017, so definitely buy 2018 and put it away and drink 2017 at the moment.

Food recommendation

Sufficient aeration allows this extremely exciting and expressive Pinot Noir to win.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Kale salad with caramel potatoes
  • Duck breast crispy with chestnut dumpling
  • Saddle of venison with raspberry-vinegar-wild-sauce, red wine-pear and spaetzle


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