The Zind is produced every year since 2004 from Chardonnay (60%) and Auxerrois (40%) exclusively located on the Clos Windsbuhl in Hunawihr. The Chardonnay was chosen to replace the Pinot-Blanc, lower the importance of Auxerrois and bring more complexity through the influence of a great limestone vineyard. In 2011, these grapes were more fertile than usual, probably a consequence of the small 2010 crop, so the Auxerrois is slightly more important in proportion. The 2011 crop was healthy, had a good ripeness and fermented lazily without being able to go right to the end, so the wine kept a little sweetness.
2/2013: the nose shows still discreet minerality, but opens up with air towards white fruits (peach) and subtle exotic aromas. Nice presence on the palate, quite juicy with some toasty and nutty flavors. It is possible to taste a slight roundness mid-palate, which is discretely hiding behind a nice acidity and minerality typical of this vineyard. The 2011 Zind is very similar to the 2007 vintage.