Wine Zind-Humbrecht, Pinot Gris "Rotenberg" Selection de Grains Nobles AOC, 2008, 375 ml
Wine golden straw color.
The wine has a refined, delicate taste with hints of apricot, tangerine, minerals, honey and charming long aftertaste.
In the small and exquisite aroma of wine captured the nuances of mandarin, white fruit, smoke, wax, marzipan, honey and ground.
The wine is excellent as an aperitif, goes well with foie gras, pate, blue and goat cheese.
Pinot Gris "Rotenberg", worthy of representing the category Selection de Grains Nobles, - a sweet white wine made from Pinot Gris from the vineyard "Rotenberg" hilltop Henst. Berries collected from vines 27 years old, growing on limestone soils of the Oligocene period with high iron content. Features exposure and promote the formation of thick fog noble rot. The yield is low - 17 hl / ha. Only carefully selected fruit after harvest are sent to the winery. The wine is aged in 600-liter barrels until September 2009. 2008 harvest differs delicate refined taste, excellent balance and a high rate of residual sugar - 184.8 g / l.
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. Leonardo 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 is quickly solved by Leonardo, using ground works 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.