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  • Decanting time

    1h30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    lychee dessert

The Story

The largest part of Herrenweg Vineyard is planted to Gewürztraminer, which likes the heat generated by the pebbles in the soil. The old vines' roots grow quite deep, aided by bio-dynamic farming, finding minerality and adding concentration to the wines. The grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness with a generous proportion of grapes benefiting from noble rot. Zind-Humbrecht's dedication to terroir expression guides all winemaking practices, which include extended pressing cycles, abbreviated clarification cycles (to retain natural yeasts and proteins in the must), natural malolactic fermentation and extended aging on the lees. The wine is aged 24-36 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

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Vintage 2010

Due to its location at the end of the Munster valley, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's Herrenweg Vineyard benefits from maximum sunshine, especially in the evenings with the sun setting much later. Minimal rainfall and valley winds keep the soil and the vines dry. Located on the alluvial fan of the Fecht river, a large part of Herrenweg Vineyard is made up of a clay-silty-sandy gravel-sand substratum on Vosges alluvia, Würm pebbles or loess on Würm alluvia. The soil drains well and heats up very quickly, leading to a regular and homogeneous maturation of the grapes. The warm, dry climate in consort with the soil allow this vineyard to ripen its grapes very quickly. All varieties are planted here.

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ZIND-HUMBRECHT Gewürztraminer Herrenweg Vendange Tardive Vielles Vignes 2009 /  The nose shows great aromatic intensity with fresh exotic fruits (litchi), citrus zests and an overall sensation of maturity while the botrytis remains discreet. The palate is an profound continuation of the nose. The Herrenweg has a restrained influence on the wine, allowing the Gewürztraminer to speak out in an elegant fashion. The wine finishes on an attractive round sweet mouth-feel, superbly balanced with a nice citrusy acidity. Although this wine is already very approachable, it will benefit from extra aging.

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Origin

Turckheim, Alsace

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