Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Riesling ‘Clos Windsbuhl’ 2017

£52.00 (75cl)

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The Humbrecht family can trace their winemaking heritage back over 10 generations, although the Domaine Zind Humbrecht story really began in 1959 through the amalgamation of the Zind and Humbrecht family vineyards. Under the stewardship of first Léonard Humbrecht and then his son Olivier, the domain has grown to around 40 hectares, including some of the very best parcels in Alsace’s top Grand Cru and Lieu-Dit sites. Taking a non-interventionist approach in the cellar and paying incredible attention to detail in the biodynamic management of his vineyards, Olivier is leading the field in crafting superb terroir-driven wines.

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In 2017, Pierre Emile Humbrecht was eventually able to acquire the forest and fields (30ha) historically attached to the property in the past. The limestone of the Windsbuhl is poor, rich in magnesium, contains a lot of rocks and contain interesting clay components. The rocky nature of the soil allows the vineyard to warm up quickly and drain the excess water if needed. It is an important characteristic of the vineyard as its higher altitude commend a cooler micro-climate. Grapes ripen slowly and tend to keep high acidities, explaining also the length of the fermentation of any wine of the Windsbuhl.

Tasting note

Refreshing fruit flavours of grapefruit, blood orange and quince that have a harmonious balance.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate (

The sample of the 2017 Alsace Riesling Clos Windsbuhl opens super pure and powdery on the bright, fresh and mineral nose. Highly elegant and lush on the palate, this is a generous but pure, refined and chalky Riesling with very fine tannins and lingering salinity. Tasted October 2018. (Stephan Reinhardt) Points: 93-94. Issue Date: 31/10/2018


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