2013 Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer Alsace
Bright golden yellow. Intense aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruits and sweet spices. More explosive than the 2012, with even better lift and precision. Finishes clean and long, with serious peppery bite. 'I sell ten times as much abroad as I do in France,' Olivier Humbrecht told me, a consequence of the fact that this is a classically dry wine (in France, they like their Gewürztraminers on the sweet side). Made with grapes from the early-ripening Herrenweg site, which Humbrecht picked in the last days of August and beginning of September. (ID)
Dry and tangy, this linear, light- to medium-bodied white offers a well-knit and accessible mix of mandarin orange, pink grapefruit, stone, basil and fresh ginger flavors. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2023. (AN)
Wine & Spirits
With its sweet peach and candied lime flavors, this is a simple, fruity Gewurz that keeps its florals in check. Its soft finish makes it a wine to serve chilled, on its own, by the pool.
This surprisingly dry wine has more to do with spice than richness. That gives it a food friendly character full of ripe fruit, a spicy, peppery edge and baked apple flavors. Acidity cuts through providing balance. (RV)