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Riesling Roche Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine) 2018

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A consistent Riesling, both in style and quality. Delicate and mineral owing to the limestone terroir. Rewards a good cellaring.  More info

The Calcaire cuvée has an interesting history: new production rules for Alsatian “village wines” came into effect as of the 2011 vintage. Only 13 villages were still entitled to bear this classification. The Humbrecht family believes that the village of Gueberschwihr has all of the requisite qualities to qualify for the classification, but in order for their request to be processed by the INAO they need a significant number of winemakers to ratify it. For the time being, the Humbrecht family are the only winegrowers in Gueberschwihr who wish to proceed with the claim for the village, so they have been forced to remove the classification. Hence why, as of 2011, wines produced in this village have been rechristened “Calcaire”, owing to their limestone terroir. Citrus notes open on the nose, with a steely acidity and voluptuous mouthfeel. In time these wines become increasingly mineral with great salinty, typical of the Gueberschwihr terroir.

Riesling Roche Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Plateau de fruits de mer, Coquilles Saint-Jacques à la honfleuraise, Sole meunière.

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Riesling Roche Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    The Calcaire cuvée has an interesting history: new production rules for Alsatian “village wines” came into effect as of the 2011 vintage. Only 13 villages were still entitled to bear this classification. The Humbrecht family believes that the village of Gueberschwihr has all of the requisite qualities to qualify for the classification, but in order for their request to be processed by the INAO they need a significant number of winemakers to ratify it. For the time being, the Humbrecht family are the only winegrowers in Gueberschwihr who wish to proceed with the claim for the village, so they have been forced to remove the classification. Hence why, as of 2011, wines produced in this village have been rechristened “Calcaire”, owing to their limestone terroir. Citrus notes open on the nose, with a steely acidity and voluptuous mouthfeel. In time these wines become increasingly mineral with great salinty, typical of the Gueberschwihr terroir.

    Information about domain Zind-Humbrecht

    Zind Humbrecht was created in 1959 as a result of the merger of the wine producing operations of the Humbrecht family in Gueberschwihr and the Zind family in Wintzenheim. The Humbrechts are a very old wine-making family, who have been passing their skills from one generation to the next since the Thirty Years War (1620). The property has 40 hectares and is managed according to biodynamic principles. Zind Humbrecht has long been established as one of Alsace's most reputable producers. Léonard Humbrecht has placed quality over quantity, developing superb terroirs that have been neglected because they are too difficult to work, such as Rangen in Thann. Today, Olivier Humbrecht and his father are only interested in exceptional terroirs; their insistence on quality, combined with virtuoso technical ability, enable them to produce exceptionally dense, complex wines that are always respectful of the characteristics of the grape varieties and the terroir.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
    • Producer/Owner: Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
    Riesling Roche Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine)
    Riesling Roche Calcaire Zind-Humbrecht (Domaine)

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