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6118 ZIND HUMBRECHT ALSACE PINOT GRIS HEIMBOURG 1996 750ml
6118 ZIND HUMBRECHT ALSACE PINOT GRIS HEIMBOURG 1996 750ml


 
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ZIND HUMBRECHT

The expression of terroir, conveyed through grape varieties of Alsace, is reinforced by cultivating the vines organically and according to biodynamic principles. Great lengths are gone to each growing season to produce the best quality grapes from each vineyard. As respect for the vine and soil life is imperative, the viticultural tasks are carried out by a team of 22 dedicated staff members. The high ratio of vineyard worker to vineyard surface enables an attention to detail and the execution of many of the viticultural tasks manually. In addition, animal traction and the use of their own compost help to reduce the impact of mechanical compaction on the soils.

Ripe, balanced and concentrated grapes enables the elimination of any vinification techniques that would modify the initial harmony of each terroir. Fermentations are very slow, and the wines spend a minimum of 6 months on the total lees. The wines are bottled between 12 and 24 months after the harvest.

HEIMBOURG

The wines produced on the Heimbourg are rich, opulent, often spicy and can include noble rot. The slower ripening of the grapes often produces wines that are aromatically expressive from a young age, contrary to its neighbour the Clos Jebsal with whom we have to show patience. The deep limestone substrate remains cool and explains the fine acid structure and beautiful ageing potential of the wines from the Heimbourg. The heterogeneous nature of the terroir leads to a diversity of grape varieties planted in this small cru. The top part of the slope, less fertile and more exposed to the wind is planted to Pinot Gris. The south facing and warmest face of the Heimbourg is planted to Riesling. The Pinot Noir is planted at the foot of the slope with the objective of obtaining longer ripening periods and healthy grapes. The botrytis that can develop in this terroir is only found towards the end of the season by which time the Pinot Noir has already been harvested.


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