Wine Zind-Humbrecht, Gewurztraminer "Turckheim", Alsace AOC, 2014
The wine is light straw color.
Determined, rich, well-balanced taste of wine charms fruity notes and nuances of herbs.
Seductive aroma of the wine reveals hints of orange peel, white pepper, ginger and cloves.
The wine goes well with pies, fish dishes and cheeses.
Gewurztraminer "Turckheim", 2011 is a high-quality, organic wine, created with great care and knowledge of the principles of winemaking. Deep evidence-based approach to viticulture and ecological farming methods led the company Domaine Zind-Humbrecht leaders in the production of high-quality varietal wines. In addition, thanks to the efforts of winemakers Alsace opened the audience as a region with great terroir and a rich culture, and significant exports of wine production around the world is a direct proof of that.
Vintage wines assembled to create a vineyard "Turckheim". The vine is grown in areas with a very dry climate, which is characterized by a small amount of annual rainfall. This, no doubt, has a great impact on soil characteristics and features of ripening and drying berries. Favorable exposure allows planting the vine to get the maximum amount of sunlight, especially in the evening, due to the late sunset. Soil, which is a vineyard, mainly clay and sand, interspersed with gravel.
In 1997, Olivier Umbreht - the current owner of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht - biodynamic viticulture has begun: the cultivation of organically grown grapes, as well as the production of biodynamic wines. In order to maintain balanced growth of vines agronomists companies use organic fertilizers, as well as using a rotary planting different kinds of plants. Good ground cover keeps moisture in the soil and nourishes the root system of vines water during dry periods. Adding biologics into the soil saturates its useful elements and makes fertile. The whole process of viticulture subordinated lunar calendar, in accordance with the astrological constellations.
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.