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2020 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Heimbourg Turckheim

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March 3, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

...enveloping aroma of ripe apricot and the way that the fine tannins underline the acidity that helps this rich dry riesling taste extremely refreshing. Great underplayed power at the very long and vital finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...pure, fresh and intense, with chalky, lemony and iodine notes as well as ethereal notes of fir needles. Rich and enormously saline on the palate, this is a compact, tensioned and grippy Riesling with fine tannins and the structure of Pinot Noir.

92Wine Spectator

Compact and creamy, with abundant milled pepper and grapefruit zest accenting a subtle range of golden apple, beeswax, blanched almond and orange curd flavors. The firm finish echoes minerally smoke and stone notes.

17Jancis Robinson

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.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.