Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 2021

Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 2021

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2022
Acquired alcohol : 14°
Residual sugar : 6.9 g/l
Total acidity : 3.6 g/l H2SO4 / (5.5 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.6
Yield : 40 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2026/2046+
Average age of vines : 70 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Hengst
Sweetness index : 1
Available for sale : Yes
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 2021

Our Grand Cru Hengst is produced from two very old plots, located in the south/south-east part of this vineyard. The oldest one dates back to the early 1920s, and the other one was planted by my grandfather Emile Zind in the early 1950s. These old vines are made with a fantastic old style massal selection of Gewurztraminer grape. The iron rich red Oligocene limestone soil allows for a perfect phenolic maturation of the grapes. Hengst also enjoys a dry and warm ripening conditions, so the grapes tend to remain healthy and do not develop rot (or noble rot) very easily, so the style of this vineyard is often an austere, complex spicy type of wine that also has a natural tannic quality, not far from a light red wine. The healthy 2021 grapes produced a powerful dry Gewurztraminer with a great acidity.

Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru 2021

Tasting notes

1/2023: Bright pale yellow colour. The nose is still restrained showing complex, spicy and peppery aromas. On the mouth, the wine shows a great intensity and brightness of flavour. Bright and ripe acidity allows for a harmonious finish, this wine seems at first, quite gentle and eventually opens up to an intense wine dot. It feels really elegant and almost easy to doubt it will need more time to fully express the characteristic of this great vineyard.