Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2014
Пищен аромат на бели плодове, акациев мед и чакъл, с почти опушен тон. Контактът с фините утайки придава на виното страхотен обем във вкуса. Той е сложен и комплексен, киселинността приятно гали небцето, без да бъде агресивна. Пикантен сух завършек.
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The roots of the Humbrecht family and their viticulture can be traced back to 1620. Today, they own forty hectares of vineyards, classified Grands Cru, in five villages in Haut-Rhin, stretching to the foot of the Vosges and valued for the carpet of various terroirs. Domaine Zind Humbrecht is among the first to make Alsatian wine with a concentrated fruity style, low yields and biodynamic viticulture. Residual sugar levels can vary considerably between crops, but the acceptance of such variations is part of biodynamic philosophy. To guide the consumer to what to expect in the bottle, Zind Humbrecht puts a sweetness index on the labels of their 2001 vintage bottles, indicating the wine from dry to very sweet.All wines of the same producer
Alsace is located in northeastern France, between the Vosges Mountains and the French border with Germany, marked by the Rhine. This is a long, thin region, 185 kilometers from north to south and only 40 kilometers from east to west. The key wine-growing regions here are located on the lower slopes of the Vosges, with eastern and southeastern exposure. Alsace specializes in white varieties such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. These varieties, naturally distributed in neighboring Germany, in contrast, here are produced in a much drier style. The best presented are the dry and mineral Riesling, the spicy and strong Gewürztraminer, which go well with the local cuisine. Other interesting and noteworthy are the light and fresh Sylvaner, as well as Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.More wines of this region
Riesling is an aromatic white grape variety that produces wine in the entire range - from botrytized sweet (one of the best in the world) to dry and semi-dry varieties, with captivating aromas of citrus and stone fruits, as well as the typical petroleum aroma, which in certain terroir appearances can dominate sensitively. Riesling's homeland can be said to be the valleys of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Germany - the variety likes cooler weather. Naturally, here are the main wine regions of the country (Moselle, Rheinhessen, Rheingau, Pfalz). The vineyards are located on the steep hills, making mechanisation difficult, so here the viticultural activities are mainly manual. The wines from these regions are fresh and with a pronounced acidity. However, Riesling in Germany is by no means the main variety, in fact another is the wine region in which this variety is most common - and this is Alsace in France (or Elsaß in German). Unlike the German Riesling, the French Riesling is more saturated and lush due to the specifics of the microclimate there - the Vosges Mountains provide protection from northern winds and cold, and the sun is more generous in this southern region. Outside of these countries, perhaps Austria also presents itself with an interesting reading of this often called king of white varieties, and some countries of the New World successful experiment with it as well.More wines of the same variety