1997 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Clos Jebsal Pinot Gris, Alsace

Vintage Description

This wine is a single vineyard designate from the Clos Jebsal vineyard, a steep three-acre Pinot Gris vineyard which has a soil rich in gypsum and schist, and one of the three stone-walled vineyards that the domaine owns entirely. This vineyard sits next to Brand, one of the few Grand Cru vineyards in the region. One of the warmest spots in all of Alsace, this south-facing vineyard in particular tends to very easily go through passerillage, or the slight shriveling of grapes on the vine as they move past fully ripe into super ripeness, and also to easily develop botrytis, or ‚??Noble rot,‚?Ě if the grapes are left long enough on the vine.

Vinography C

Tasting Notes

A bright, light gold color in the glass, this wine has a gorgeously perfumed nose of honey, fresh shelled almonds, and dried mango. In the mouth it is gorgeously supple with a thick, silky, sensuous mouthfeel and explosive flavors of jackfruit, honey, light melon, and juicy pears that roil together in a slow rumbling turbulence of flavor for minutes in the back of the throat.

Vinography C

Vineyard Information

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is a winery located in Turckheim, Alsace, France. The domaine was created in 1959, following the marriage of Léonard Humbrecht to Geneviève Zind. The Humbrecht family has a history of winegrowing since 1620. The domaine is currently mostly managed by Léonard's son Olivier Humbrecht, who was the first Frenchman to qualify as Master of Wine.

Colour White Origin France
Region Alsace White ABV 14.00%
Drink From Drink To
Special occasion, Fine Wine