DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT “Roche Calcaire” Gewürztraminer 2016

(Alsace, France) $36

From the marl-rich vineyard Roche Calcaire comes this opulent gewürztraminer which belts out its flavors with all the force and soul of a gospel singer. Minerals, litchi, marmalade, spice, rock dust, ginger, and a whole field of roses come at you in a lightning bolt of intensity. Zind-Humbrecht was founded in 1959 after the Zind and Humbrecht families combined their vineyard holdings. (The Humbrechts had been growing grapes since 1620). The estate is known for making some of the most boldly expressive and powerful wines—not just in Alsace—but in all of France. At the same time, these are wines of profound loveliness, beauty and poise. While they are more expensive, Grand Cru wines from this estate are wines you should not miss—especially the rieslings and gewürztraminers from the Grand Crus named Hengst, Brand, Goldert, and Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain. (13.5%abv)

97 points KM

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