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Bottle Price $25.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Muscat
Country France

Product Code: 2814045

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RATINGS: 90pts James Suckling

The Humbrecht family has been winegrowers in Alsace since 1620 but the Domaine came by its current name when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind in 1959. Located in the heart of the Herrenweg vineyard, Leonard significantly expanded the family's holdings to include an enviable collection of Grand Cru and other high quality vineyards. The Domaine is currently managed by Leonard's son, Olivier Humbrecht, the only Alsacian winemaker to attain M.W. status. A staunch advocate for biodynamic farming, Olivier tailors every aspect of viticulture and winemaking based on terroir. Whether a single vineyard or a blend, place and vintage are clearly and unmistakably expressed in each wine.

Although 2014 was a precocious vintage (harvest at Zind Humbrecht started on September 10 and was finished a month later, with most vineyards being picked in the last two weeks of October), the wines are physiologically ripe but normal or rather moderate in alcohol. They are also balanced by a remarkable acidity, which is "equivalent or sometimes even higher than 2013 or 2010." Due to the earlier harvest, the Gewurtzs are also a bit drier than normal. The Rieslings, however, are of top quality: rather moderate in alcohol, dry, fresh and clear, age worthy reflections of their particular terroirs. Since there was almost no overripeness in 2014 and the weather conditions became difficult in October, no Vendange Tardive was selected in 2014. Stephan Reinhardt, WA

Tasting Notes:James Suckling 90 points A perfumed and subtle white with white flowers and hints of limes. Medium body, bright acidity and a crisp finish. Steely style. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now..December/2016
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