Riesling Roche Granitique 2018 – Domaine Zind-Humbrecht


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(32,01  / 1000 ml)
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Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,8 g/l

Drinking temperature



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

Tasting note from from 08.11.2020, Copyright Christina Hilker

Info about the wine

This "new" wine label complements the "Roches" series. As the name suggests, all the vineyards are on the granite soils of the Grand Cru Brand. This wine is in fact the "second" wine of our Grand Cru brand, produced from the youngest vines there. Youngest, yes, averaging 36 years old, as the oldest vines are much older and produce a very different wine! In 2018 we also added the very low production of the young vines of the Sommerberg Grand Cru, planted in 2013. I did not change the average age of the vines, as it is less than ten percent of the total volume.

Info about the expansion

In 2018, the grapes ripened quickly and reached a perfect balance. It was not easy for the vines, but the stress was under control. The 2018 wine fermented very slowly but kept a steady pace and finished dry.


Bright and dense golden yellow with delicate lightening towards the rim.


The 2018 Riesling Roche Granitique pleasantly tickles and provokes the nose with intense, fresh fruit that brings to mind an entire fruit basket filled with exotic delights - such as citrus, orange, lime, fresh pineapple, mango and passion fruit. The brilliant fruit is topped with fresh ginger, lemongrass, pronounced stony minerality and liquid honey. A very open and intense drop that promises depth and substance already on the nose.


The fruit of the nose seems to literally discharge on the palate with density, fine fruit sweetness and precise acidity, which is beautifully embedded in its exotic fullness. The fine tannin and the associated delicately tart impression make it an excellent accompaniment to food. Despite its open impression, it has a very good storage and development potential for the next few years.

Decant if possible and enjoy from large glasses.

Food recommendations by Christina Hilker

  • Jerusalem artichoke frites with lemon-vinegar oil mayonnaise and sauerkraut carrots
  • Salad of scallops with orange wakame salad
  • Unstuffed foie gras with physalis, ginger and brioche


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