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It is very easy to eulogise both the wines and the winemaking ethos of Olivier Humbrecht. The family’s 40ha of vineyards cultivated by Olivier’s father Léonard (and biodynamic since 1997) offer an enviable resource from which individual terroirs have been given expression. In fact, from a combination of several different grape varieties and many excellent sites, one of France’s, indeed the world’s great white wine producers has created a miniature vinous wonderland. More than 30 wines are produced in every vintage – multiply that by the different vintage permutations that a non-interventionist winemaking approach emphasises and you might not ever find time to drink anything else. The wines, made only from fully ripe grapes, are full, concentrated and intense, each expressing something of the essence of their origins. A number of Zind-Humbrecht’s crus are also produced in late-harvested styles and although even regular versions can vary in the degree of residual sugar there is almost always the necessary balance between sweetness and acidity. If the range and variable levels of sweetness can make it difficult to choose an individual bottle, a scale of sweetness on each label between Indice 1 and 5 (1 being dry) will help make it less bewildering. Some of the very dry styles can seem almost extreme with a deep colour, underlying acidity and not inconsiderable alcohol sometimes over 15%. Highlights include a fascinating array of fine Riesling: Clos Saint-Urbain combines breadth and a fine minerality; Brand has great structure and power that unfurls slowly with age and the late-harvested examples are of stunning qualty. Clos Windsbuhl shows an intense fruit depth; while Clos Hauserer can be more classically crisp and stimulating. Fine Pinot Gris include a very rich, creamy Vieilles Vignes example, potent Rotenberg, vibrant and deeply fruity Clos Windsbuhl and the smoky, minerally and at times almost austerely dry but exhilarating Clos Saint-Urbain, all of which are surpassed by the Clos Jebsal for sheer richness and substance, the VT being one of the greatest examples of the variety in the region. Impressively rich and aromatic Gewürztraminers include fine, minerally Wintzerheim, broad and powerful Herrenweg, rich, almost overwhelming Heimbourg, exotic Goldert and marvelously deep and concentrated Clos Windsbuhl. Perhaps the best comes from the great Hengst vineyard. There is also a very small amount of Grand Cru Rangen Clos Saint-Urbain. Fine Muscat is also made, both deeply grapey Herrenweg and a more expressive, floral Goldert. Muscat excepted, almost all the wines need a decent amount of bottle-age to show at their best. Regular bottlings should have at least 2 or 3 years’ ageing; most lieu-dits or grands crus (whether in regular versions or either VT or SGN styles) deserve at least 5 or 6 years and the wines will keep very well indeed. Recently added is a Vin de France Zind which is an interesting and unusual blend of Chardonnay and Auxerrois. The list below includes most but not all of the extensive range.

Producer profile

Area under vines: 5,15 hectares
Soils: Gravel, volcanic and limestone
Production: 550 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 100% new oak for 12-20 months
Grape varieties:
  • Gewürztraminer 30%
  • Riesling 30%
  • Pinot gris 30%
  • Auxerrois 7%
  • Muscat 3%

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Zind-Humbrecht, 4 Route De Colmar, Turckheim, France
Type Wine
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Vendanges Tardives Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Clos Windbuhl Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Vendanges Tardives Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Chardonnay Clos Windbuhl Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Heimbourg Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Vendanges Tardives Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Goldert Vendange Tardive Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim Vieilles Vignes Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl Vendanges Tardives Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer Vendanges Tardives Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Heimbourg Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Vieilles Vignes Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Vendange Tardive Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Muscat Herrenweg de Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Goldert Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Clos Windbuhl Vendanges Tardives Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Goldert Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Vendanges Tardives Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Muscat Goldert Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Vendange Tardive Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Vendanges Tardives Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Gurberschwihr Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Vendange Tardif Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Saint-Urbain Selection de Grains Nobles Rangen de Thann Grand Cru
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Tokay Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Zind Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Gueberschwihr
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinotd'Alsace Alsace
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windbuhl Selection de Grains Nobles
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Alsace Grand Cru
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg
Type Wine
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Alsace Grand Cru - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Vendange Tardive Alsace - 1989
1x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace - 1993
1x50cl - 5 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Vendange Tardive Alsace - 1990
1x37.5cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Vendange Tardive Alsace - 1990
4x75cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windbuhl Selection de Grains Nobles - 1989
1x37.5cl - 1 case(s)
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer Vendanges Tardives Alsace - 1989
1x37.5cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace - 1990
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace - 2001
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace Grand Cru - 2007
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst Vendange Tardive Alsace Grand Cru - 1994
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace - 1994
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace - 1996
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace - 2009
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Selections de Grains Nobles Alsace - 2008
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Clos Windbuhl Alsace - 1994
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Windsbuhl Selections de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale Alsace - 2005
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