Wine Zind-Humbrecht, Gewurztraminer "Clos Windsbuhl" Vendanges Tardives AOC, 2005
Wine beautiful golden-yellow color.
The wine has a full, round, sweet, elegant and fresh taste, reveals notes of luscious tropical fruits, Brazil nuts and mineral tones. The wine has a viscous texture and a long, almost creamy finish.
The aroma of wine surprises with its expressiveness and depth. It demonstrates the nuances of apricot, acacia honey, juicy tropical fruits and spices.
Great wine as an aperitif, but also make an excellent tandem with foie gras and Roquefort cheese.
Wine Gewurztraminer "Clos Windsbuhl" Vendanges Tardives made from Gewurztraminer grape harvest is hand-built with vines 28 years of age at the vineyard "Vindsbyul." Wine was used late harvest a very high degree of maturity. Withstand the wine for 12 months. The wine has excellent potential storage - 25 years.
The first mention of terroir "Windsbuhl" dates back to 1324, when the area was known as Erlach. When her owner - Count Ferretti died Erlach became the property of the Austrian - Habsburg graph. These lands have changed a lot of owners, among them was and Joachim Stoll, which owes its name to the area "Windsbuhl". From 1734 to 1758 the land leased Siegfried von Bernhold, to build a large house, which still exists today, and change the configuration of the vineyards, which survives to this day. The history of these lands is complex, rich and that is what is interesting, because a lot of famous people with different fates put forces in its development.
Vineyard "Vindsbyul" located on limestone soils with clay inclusions at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level. "Vindsbyul" on the south and south-east exposition occupies 6 acres of land on a hill overlooking the village of Hunawihr. Here planted Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and even a small plot with Chardonnay.
Company Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was created in 1959, when Leonardo Umbreht Zind and Genevieve married and joined the family property. Leonardo, whose family was engaged in viticulture in 1620, did a lot for the development of the wine sector, moving it to the top ten wineries in Alsace, and will forever remain a place of honor in the history of this domain.
Olivier Umbreht - Leonardo son, became the first Frenchman, who qualified as "Master of Wine". He is worthy of taking over the reins from his father. Today, Leonardo, Genevieve, Olivier and Margaret Umbreht jointly managed the estate with a total area of 40 hectares, spread out on the territory of 5 different villages.
Average yield vineyards in the Domain Zind-Umbreh - 35 hl / ha, which is two times less than traditional indicators of class vineyards Grand Cru. Leonard has always been a supporter of the low yields. His commitment to the best terroirs of Alsace led him to purchase unusual sites "Rangen" and "Clos Windsbuhl", from the acquisition of which other manufacturers refused because of inability to use mechanized equipment there. This problem Leonard quickly decided using earthworks horses. In this act and expressed Umbreht family management style - an unusual approach, precision, foresight, unconditional respect and love for the quality of their work.