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2013 PINOT GRIS, Calcaire, Zind Humbrecht. Alsace

Bin:  175

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Producer:

Olivier Humbrecht is the most talked about winemaker in Alsace, for years rated rated by Robert Parkers as one of the best in the world. His style is rich and intense – wine for Alsace devotees rather than the curious. This, in fact, is unusually ‘tight’ and non-exotic for a wine from Olivier.
His notes from his website on this wine:
“Pinot Gris is a grape variety that becomes complex and can age only if grown in vineyards that can retain good acidity balance and allow perfect physiological ripeness. Pinot-Gris is also a grape variety, like its cousin Pinot Noir, that loses a lot of its potential if over-cropped. As much that it is possible to find fine examples in different soil types, calcareous hillsides would be our preferred type of vineyards for Pinot Gris. At the exception of Herrenweg and Rangen (a notorious exception to the rule), we only planted this grape on marl or limestone. The Calcaire Pinot Gris can be a blend from multiple vineyards, however, in 2013, only younger vines from the Windsbuhl were used to produce this wine. Harvested earlier than the old vines, the grapes here were also very healthy.”

£28.00

£26.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£25.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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