2001 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg

- 750 ml
92
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$41.95
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
57999-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The opulent 2001 Gewurztraminer Heimbourg (indice 4) has a forward, deep nose filled with smoky pears and apples. Sensual, oily-textured, and sexy, this lychee nut, white flower, as well as red currant-flavored wine is medium-bodied and has outstanding depth of fruit... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2001
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Zind Humbrecht
Rating 92 RP
Region Alsace: This region's specific position between France and Germany has made it into a peculiar combination between them in many ways, including its mixed culture of eating and drinking. Elements of both countries can be found embroidered deep into the soul of this special place that shares their traits but doesn't entirely belong to either. When it comes to wine, a wonderful example is the use of a typically German grape Riesling, but in a very much altered style compared to the sweet wines one would normally associate with the name. The wines made here are rich, fruity, relying on lovely spikes of acidity and great texture to deliver complexity and depth without the use of oak. The sweet, elusive aromatics of peach and potpourri provide a wonderful contrast to the dryness of these famous whites, known for their superb balance and graceful poise. There is so much spirit to Alsace's wines that one could spend months, even years drinking the same vintage and still find new levels of delicious aromas unfolding, never out of ways to enchant and always luring in, like a siren's song. Alsace offers mainly still white wines, sparkling Cremant d'Alsace, occasionally Pinot Noir-based roses and rarely reds.
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