Riesling Roche Calcaire late release 2017 – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht


Incl. VAT.
(32,01  / 1000 ml)
SKU: 9950302163 Kategorien: , , Weingut:

Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness



6,6 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

As the name suggests, this wine is harvested from various limestone vineyards on the estate, the majority from 1.2 hectares of Riesling planted by Oliver's father around the village of Gueberschwihr. Several very small vineyards are used for this wine, too small to be vinified separately. Limestone soils are less likely to ripen early, have a higher water holding capacity and therefore do not suffer as much from heat and water stress. Generally, the wines are reductive slow developers with higher acidity that need longer time in bottle to show themselves. The higher acidity and lower pH mean that these Rieslings always ferment very slowly and tend to retain residual sugar, as in the 2017 vintage. The bottling was very late in January 2020.


Sparkling, intense golden yellow.


The aroma of the 2017 Riesling Roche Calcaire is succinct and terroir-influenced. Earthy and chalky notes make the start, accompanied by orange, vineyard peach, honey and candied ginger. Oriental spices such as cardamom and turmeric are a feature of the aroma, along with tree bark, truffle and meat jus, which shows delicate hints of maturity.


Charming with expansive, exotic aromatics, fresh pineapple, ginger and a fine spiciness that combines with sweetness. A truly exceptional Riesling, which shows itself despite advanced maturity still youthful and still has a mega development potential. Fits perfectly to dishes with acidity and sweetness, it may also come into play with pleasure sharpness.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Lemongrass soup with coriander, ginger and prawns
  • Spicy chili basil chicken with rice
  • Pineapple glazed with honey and green tea ice cream


Wine letter

Good wine stories

Backgrounds, offers, inspirations and tasting notes from vineyard and cellar. All in our wine letter.

No spam, just good wine!
Read here the Data protection information.