Wine Zind-Humbrecht, Gewurztraminer "Goldert" Grand Cru, 2004
The wine is dark yellow with a touch of honey.
The wine has a rich, fresh, stylish, spicy, elegant, rounded flavor with a buttery texture and a sweetish juicy shades of yellow fruits.
The aroma of wine trapped floral and mineral nuances blend harmoniously with notes of rose, leather, spices, lychee, nuts and exotic fruit - mango, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple. Bouquet perfectly complemented by spicy motifs.
The wine goes well with spicy cheese dishes, fish pate, spicy dishes and smoked salmon.
Gewurztraminer "Goldert" Grand Cru, 2004 - is buttery, well-balanced wine with a sweet taste made from Gewurztraminer grapes, berries, which are collected from vines 23 years of age. For the year is made from 10 000 to 18 000 bottles, and almost 85% of the wine is always exported. The wine has excellent potential storage - 20 years.
Vineyard "Goldert" is located in the village of Gueberschwihr - the only place in the region where the geological substrate consists exclusively of marine limestone. The ride height of the vineyard - 250-350 meters above sea level. The vineyard has an eastern and south-eastern exposure, allowing the vine to receive about 1370 hours of sunshine during the period from April to September. Basically the vineyard grown varieties Gewürztraminer wines from which differ much grace and bright, expressive bouquet.
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.