Zind Humbrecht Varietals & Zind
Bright pale yellow in colour. Expressive delicate nose showing white fruits and flowers (pears, lilies…). There is a sense of purity and lightness on the nose, so the attack and middle mouth come as a surprise. The wine quickly coats the palate, shows an ample structure reinforced by great acidity. The limestone influence is more perceptible on the finish with beautiful salivation and a good sense of minerality. Very dry, no sweetness, no harsh acidity either and a feeling of good ripeness: it is a very enjoyable wine.
Pinot Gris ‘Turckheim’
Pale yellow colour. The nose is already quite expressive as the wine is tasted just after bottling! Lots of fruity (peach, melon) and spicy aromatics as it opens up (thyme, ginger) with less of the usual toasty/lees aromas. Similar aromatics characterize the palate which makes it extremely enjoyable. The palate is dry, but also velvety from start to finish with a beautiful roundness. The finish eventually shows some nice refreshing acidity and a surprising saline taste. Very enjoyable and great food partner.
Pale and bright yellow colour. The nose shows less of the typical floral aromas but much more spicy intensity. Quite open at this early stage, it has a nice purity. Like many 2014s, the attack and palate is more intense than expected. The wine has a dry structure but delicate roundness, enhanced by nice acidity so there is neither excess weight nor austerity or bitterness. The wine opens up very nicely and is showing less varietal character. The finish is dry, long and harmonious. This makes it extremely interesting with food, and not just of the spicy types.
‘Zind’ Chardonnay Auxerrois
Delicate vanilla and spices on the nose (no new oak used!) and then opens up to more herbal, citrus aromatics. There is always a limestone mineral signature in the wines originating from this vineyard, easy to recognize on both nose and palate. The palate has a delicate mid power structure that opens up quickly. There is a juicy saline acidity increasing in the finish and making this wine perfect with seafood.