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Vines Riesling (100 %)
Philosophy Biodynamic Wines

Color: Intense straw yellow with golden reflections.
Smell: The nose is intense and elegant, with notes of citrus, herbaceous hints of hay and leaves, and mineral puffs given by the great terroir.
Taste: On the palate it is dry and fresh, with great minerality and balance played on citrus aromas, tension and softness.
Food pairing: Perfect for dishes based on besce and shellfish, sushi and raw seafood, fresh cheeses.

As the name suggests, this wine comes from several limestone terroirs on the estate, my main ones from the estate's vineyards on the outskirts of the village of Gueberschwihr.
Many plots are included in its composition, plots that it would be impossible to vinify separately due to lack of sufficient volumes.
The calcareous soils are less precocious, have a greater reserve of water useful for the plant and therefore produces wines with a less expressive profile in their youth, slightly reducing cane and above all with a more marked acidity on tone tones. This latter character makes this wine regularly one of the slowest to ferment its sugars.

Zind Humbrecht

The Humbrecht family is one of the oldest Alsatian producers. It has been dedicated to the cultivation of vines for twelve generations, but it is only in 1959 that the Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was born, when the parents of Olivier Humbrecht, the current owner, get married and unite the two family businesses. In the decade between 1977 and 1987 several valuable vineyards were purchased that enrich the company assets: Clos Saint Urban, Brand, Heimbourg, Clos Jebsal and Clos Windsbhul. Zind-Humbrecht is the first company in Alsace which, since 1981, has used fermentation temperature control in traditional oak barrels and which imports, first in 1983 and then in 1989, the Bucher Grand Cru pneumatic press which allows long pressing, extracting only the noble part of the grape. In 1993, he decided to definitively abandon the sugaring of musts, rarely used previously. In 1998 the third Bucher press was purchased, bringing the duration of the pressing beyond twelve hours. Léonard Humbrecht, the first to believe in the big terroirs (Brand, Heimbourg and Rangen), is succeeded by his son Olivier who continues to make Domaine Zind-Humbrecht a reference point for Alsace. Agronomist engineer, winemaker and in possession of the coveted Master of Wine title, Olivier has totally converted all production into biodynamic culture, certified Ecocert in 2000. The company pays close attention to everything that can affect the delicate balance of terroirs and vines placed there. Maximum importance is also given to the ideal combination of soil structure and optimal grape variety to be planted there. The 40 hectares owned by the Domaine have a maximum production of 180,000 bottles and are spread over land of absolute value: Grand Cru Rangen de Thann, Grand Cru Brand, Grand Cru Hengst and Grand Cru Goldert, in addition to the Clos Windsbhul, Jebsal and Hauserer. The Domaine has an excellent reputation, absolutely deserved if you think on the one hand of the very low yields it practices (only 35 hectoliters per hectare against the 75 authorized by the AOC Alsace Grand Cru) and on the other hand the difficulty of working the vineyards that come, for choice, grown manually and with the help of horses, to better respect the soil. Zind-Humbrecht is currently recognized as one of the largest producers of white wines in the world.

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