Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2022

Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2022

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : January 2024
Acquired alcohol : 12.6°
Residual sugar : Less than 0.5 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.7
Yield : 23 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2025-2037
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1995
Terroir : Heimbourg
Soil : Oligocene marl and limestone, West facing

Description of the wine Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2022

The domaine Zind-Humbrecht produces only one red wine, on a very small plot of 0.32ha in the single vineyard Heimbourg in Turckheim. Facing west, on red Oligocene limestone soil (rich in iron), the Pinot Noir ripens slowly and develops a delicate aromatic profile. Planted in high density (10,000 vines/ha) and pruned just above the soil, the grapes are tiny and grow almost at ground level. Yields have always been low, but in recent years this vineyard has been particularly susceptible to trunk diseases. The grapes are picked in small 15kg bins then manually destemmed on a perforated wooden board, to ferment in an open vat where we only carry out a few manual pigeages. The wine is transferred in 228 and 350 liter barrels (not new) and bottled directly without filtration or fining. It is therefore possible to find deposits in this wine, more or less important depending on the storage conditions. It is recommended to decant the wine after keeping the bottle upright for some time.

Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2022

Tasting notes

1/2024: Vibrant and fresh ruby red colour. The nose shows delicate red fruits aromas, quite developped. The aromatics are complex and pure, the wine holds air very well and shows little evolution after hours in the glass. There was little sorting to do in 2022, the grapes were healthy and ripe, which shows in the finished wine. The palate is elegant, with a medium power and harmonious acidity, and a surprising elegance. The tannins are soft, ripe and the finish is vibrant and lively. This is a serious elegant red wine that will age beautifully.