Domaine Zind Humbrecht Zind Chardonnay Auxerrois 2016

"Strikingly flinty, nutty with candied citrus on the nose. A lovely, sleek and elegant palate with just enough creaminess, giving this wine a polished texture. Bone-dry with a lively acidity, but it has quite a supple finish. Drink or hold. A blend of two-thirds chardonnay and one-third auxerrois from the Clos Windsbuhl site. Made from biodynamically grown grapes." 92 points James Suckling

 

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DETAILS
Type: White-Dry Producer: Domaine Zindt-Humbrecht Appellation: Brand Region: Alsace Vintage: 2016 Grape: 66% Chardonnay, 33% Auxerrois Country: France Style: Green and flinty Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€26 / litre)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

92 points James Suckling
Strikingly flinty, nutty with candied citrus on the nose. A lovely, sleek and elegant palate with just enough creaminess, giving this wine a polished texture. Bone-dry with a lively acidity, but it has quite a supple finish. Drink or hold. A blend of two-thirds chardonnay and one-third auxerrois from the Clos Windsbuhl site. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. 
91 points Wine Advocate
The bright citrus-yellow colored 2016 Zind blends 82% Chardonnay with 18% Auxerrois, both from the cool Clos Windsbuhl terroir where the vines root in rocky, magnesium-rich Muschelkalk (limestone) soils. From a generous crop of 65 hectoliters per hectare, with perfectly healthy grapes, this is Olivier Humbrecht's most Burgundian or even Champagne-styled wine: reductive, very clear, precise and fresh on the nose, with chalky-mineral, flinty/smoky and citrus-tinged notes. Fermented and aged in large oak for 16 months, this is a full-bodied yet pure, elegant, very tight, fresh and finessed wine with a pretty long, tensioned, salty-mineral and highly stimulating finish. Dry at 12.4% alcohol. Bottled in February, tasted June 2018. —by Stephan Reinhardt