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Zind 2018


Zind 2018

Bottling date :
January 2020
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
3.3 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.7 g/l H2SO4 / (5.7g/l Tartaric)
pH :
Yield :
68 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
29 years
Terroir :
Muschelkalk calcareous (Trias) facing South
Indice :

Description :

The Zind is classified as Vin de France (table wine) because it contains about 70% Chardonnay, blended with Auxerrois, which is not an allowed grape in AOP Alsace. My father Leonard Humbrecht chose to plant this grape on the coolest part of the Clos Windsbuhl, nearing the forest, because it has the ability to keep great structure and acidity, enhanced by the rocky limestone soil. A small amount of Auxerrois allows to create the perfect balance. Windsbuhl produces elegant style wines, mostly characterized by a lacy and acidity driven structure. In 2018, these grapes performed superbly and made a wine that became dry after a very long fermentation, another characteristic from this vineyard.

Tasting Notes :

4/2020: Clear pale yellow colour. The nose shows the strong muschelkalk influence: rocky, lean, still partially closed with some smoky influence. With aeration in a carafe, which is strongly recommended, the nose opens up beautifully and shows more white fruits and citrus aromas, again a signature often found in this vineyard. The palate shows superb aromatics, is vivacious, dry, with a sapid/juicy texture. The finish shows a salivating touch from a ripe acidity. This wine is alive and shows lots of energy and a perfect harmony

Awards :

Wine Enthusiast - 90
James Suckling - 92
6 Nov, 2020 – I love this dry white’s summer-meadow, ripe-pear, honeycomb and lemon-zest character. Then comes the fresh yet silky, medium-bodied palate with a little spritz of natural carbon dioxide adding to the mineral tingle. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now.
Vinous - 87
The 2018 Zind, 70% Chardonnay and 30% Auxerrois, is an attractive entry-level offering. Lemon oil, white pepper, white flowers and earthy tones give the 2018 lovely brightness, although the wine remains a bit severe and edgy on the palate.