Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Riesling ‘Heimbourg’ 2017

£35.50 (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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While its neighbor the Clos Jebsal didn’t suffer from the frost, the Heimbourg Riesling was seriously impacted. With its slight south-west facing, it didn't benefit from the easterly winds that would have reduced the frost bite. The steepness of the marl limestone hillside wasn't enough! The Oligocene rock is an interesting red limestone sandstone that has agglomerated some older muschelkalk pebbles. The Riesling is planted on the steepest part of the hill. The clusters were small and rare in 2017, they also ripened very quickly to a high level, explaining the high potential of the wine. At such low yields, it is difficult, almost impossible, to determine with precision the alcohol potential of the grapes. The fermentation lasted forever, but eventually the yeast gave up and the wine kept some residual sweetness, in balance with the acidity of the vineyard.

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Ample Palate that has a stronge ripeness of stone fruit. The finish very dry with finesse

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