Riesling Brand Grand Cru Sélection de Grains Nobles 2006 375ml

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Tasting note from from 06.01.2012, Copyright Christina Hilker
This is only the third Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese that has been produced by the Zind Humbrecht estate. The first was the 1989 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl, the second the 1998 Riesling Rangen and now the 2006 Brand continues the series. The production of a Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese is not the primary goal of Olivier Humbrecht, as the aim is always to achieve the fullest possible ripeness of the dry wines. If the best grapes affected by noble rot are only used for the Trockenbeerenauslese, the classic dry wines could suffer. In 2006, however, this was not an issue because the noble rot infestation was so high and this question did not even arise. The noble rot development on the old vines was spectacular and it only took a small Auslese to have enough richness to produce this wine. With 165° Öchsle or 23° alcoholic potential, it is the fullest of these three Trockenbeerenauslese and also the one with the highest acidity.


Sparkling golden yellow with intense amber reflections.


The nose of the 2006 Riesling Sélection de Grains Nobles Brand is beguiling with dried apricots, dates, orange zest and candied ginger.a scent of sweet flowers, light French nougat and freshly baked brioche floats over everything. Despite the sweet impression of the nose, this Beerenauslese seems fresh and stimulating.


On the palate, the 2006 Riesling Sélection de Grains Nobles Brand presents itself with an incredibly concentrated sweetness and density. Also here the very stimulating, fresh and multifaceted acidity and structure comes to bear again. An elixir of the extra class which presents itself only at the beginning of his maturity therefore one should grant him optimally still a few years cellar maturity.

If you don't want to wait that long and want to enjoy it now, you can combine it with the following dishes.

Brand Grand Cru

According to legend, the sun fought with a dragon in the Brand vineyard, defeated it and then banished it to a dark cave under the vineyard, which in turn is said to explain the characteristic warmth of the soil of this place. In fact, the vineyard owes its name to a fire to which the upper part fell victim. The burn is one of the most famous vineyards of the Middle Ages. Its soil consists of black granite sand and silty coarser sand, which allows very deep rooting. Erosion and rainwater wash in small amounts of clay, which are deposited beneath the sandy layer. Here, the old, deep-rooted vines find the moisture they need to avoid suffering from the driest microclimate in Alsace. The vineyard is steep and faces south-southeast. It is protected from north winds and receives an exceptional number of hours of sunshine per year. The wine develops floral and fruity aromas without ever becoming heavy and surprises again and again by its early maturity and the nevertheless existing storage potential.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Game terrine with salad of dried dates, figs and walnuts
  • Blue cheese such as Fourme d‛Ambert or Bleu d‛Auvergne with mango caramelized in honey.
  • Apricot tart


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Alcohol content

12% Vol.

Residual sweetness



Contains sulfur


8,9 g/l

Drinking temperature


Parker points



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