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Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc 2009 (Alsace, France)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc 2009 (Alsace, France)

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Winery: Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Region: Alsace, France
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Notes From The Winemaker:


Pinot Blanc! Do not worry, this is our classic Pinot d’Alsace blend of Auxerrois (70%) and Pinot Blanc (30%) originating from both Herrenweg and Rotenberg vineyards, in equal proportion of red calcareous and gravely soil. The Alsace legislation allows these kind of blends to be labelled either way, so we decided to go for the Pinot Blanc name as it was more explicit to some of our customers. The 2008 vintage was harvested perfectly healthy and with a tremendous acidity, much higher than normal and quite a high ripeness. More than ever, the decision of blending these two different types of vineyards was useful. Usually the Rotenberg brings the acidity and Herrenweg the flavours, but in 2008 it was the Herrenweg that made the acidity of the Rotenberg more enjoyable.


2/2010: quite an amazing gold colour. The nose shows immediate intense fruit flavours and is quite aromatic at this early stage. The palate is quite long and creamy. The small sweetness is perfectly integrated in the wine and the vibrant 2008 acidity makes this wine perfectly balanced. This is serious Pinot Blanc and the closest to the famous 2005 vintage that we have made. It should go perfectly with many fish dishes, poultry and many informal meals.

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The one-third Auxerrois Zind-Humbrecht 2009 Pinot Blanc smells of fresh lemon, orange, and fennel. Bittersweet citrus zest and licorice impinge on a subtly creamy, lush palate, with sheer ripeness and high glycerin (despite the presence of only three grams residual sugar) lending a hint of sweetness to a soothing finish. While it might miss the mineral and floral dimensions of which this blend is capable, this 2009 is an infectiously delicious choice for the next several years." - Davind Schildknecht (May 2011)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2008 vintage):
"The smell of the sea winds through this full-bodied Pinot Blanc. Pretty peach, apricot, clementine and honeysuckle notes flesh it out, while zesty acidity provides a firm framework. Delicious on its own, but would pair well with seafood. Drink now through 2014. 1,000 cases made." –AN (Oct 15, 2010)

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