Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 2006

Riesling from Alsace, France

$24.99
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Item No. 96907
  • white wine
  • WS91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Right from the beginning, our varietal 2006 riesling was a very aromatic wine, but since the end of the fermentation it is still opening up and is becoming a hugely flavored wine with a strong minerality.The palate is rich, but not sweet, well balanced with a racy acidity. I am personally very proud of this wine, because it shows the potential of the 2006 vintage.

Critical Acclaim

"
#72 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

A dry white that’s well put together, with integrated acidity and a compact structure. A pleasant orange blossom note accents flavors of quince and honey, while the finish shows a hint of minerality. Drink now through 2020."
91 Points

Learn About Zind-Humbrecht Map ItMap It

The Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was created in 1959 by the merging of two families, that on Zenon Humbrecht, viticulteur in Gueberschwihr, and that of Emile Zind, viticulteur in Wintzenheim, with the marriage of their children, Leonard Humbrecht and Ginette Zind. Before this date both families produced and sold their wines separately. Domaine Humbrecht had been passed from father to son since the Thirty Years War (1620). The vinification is now in the hands of Oliver Humbrecht, son of Ginette and Leonard. In 1995, Robert Parker called Oliver's 1993's "The wine of a genius".

Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

Read More About Alsace

Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

Read More About Riesling

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