This wine comes from our Gueberschwihr little Gewurztraminer vineyard (near the Goldert) and another vineyard located in the Hengst in Wintzenheim (planted in 1985). Both are located on east facing slopes and rich marl limestone. The growing season is usually slower and the ripeness of the grapes can be quite high. In 2013 there was little noble rot and as the late season wasn’t favorable for late harvest style, we preferred to harvest this vineyard early October. We were quite surprised by the ripeness though and naturally the wine kept some sweetness.
These wines come from the lands of two families steeped in winemaking history, formed in 1959 when neighbours Zénon Humbrecht and Emile Zind decided to work in tandem, combining their vineyards to leave a total of 40 hectares.
Before they joined together, each of the families had been producing wine since 1620. Therefore, you would be hard pushed to find an estate more intrinsically linked with Alsacien history and terroirs.
And rather than rest on their laurels, they continue to develop their story. Since gaining biodynamic status in 2002, the Zind-Humbrecht estate has become recognised as one of the most iconic biodynamic wineries in the world.