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2016 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg Wintzenheim

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November 28, 2021 - $47

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

Notes of flesh and skin of ripe russet pear play on the nose. On the dry palate they attain extra purity, guided by lemon freshness. The finish is dry, lip-smacking and lasting.

93Vinous / IWC

Very smoky nose of mirabelle, peach and minerals. Then fresh and juicy, presenting a lively mouthfeel and bright spicy nuances to the ripe apple and lime fruit flavors. Finishes long and dense. Very impressive...

93James Suckling

Citrus and white peaches on the nose, making it very lively...juicy and crisp...has a lot of energy and citrusy freshness at the long, dry finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...offers an intense, pure and fresh bouquet of ripe white fruits intermixed with spicy and earthy-mineral notes. Lush and even piquant on the palate...elegant, intense, fresh and well-structured...with fine tannins and a long, pretty complex finish.

90Wine Spectator

Lightly aromatic, with peach blossom and spice notes...light- to medium-bodied...balanced and mouthwatering, showing a light fleshiness to the flavors of nectarine, sliced almond and tangerine. Offers a clean-cut, saline-tinged finish.

REGION

France, Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.