2014 Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc Alsace (Biodynamic)

SKU #1290064 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Rich and aromatic notes of fresh and baked red apples perfume nose and palate. They appear with equal expression on the juicy, soft but defined palate. This is full fruited and textured, ringing with soy spice and lemony freshness. The savoriness of the midpalate echoes long after the last drop. (AK)  (8/2016)

90 points Vinous

 Medium-dark golden yellow. Intense aromas and flavors of vanilla, stone fruit and honey. Rich and suave on the palate, showing a tangy, peppery nuance to the softly peachy mouthfeel. Then long and lemony on the finish. This surprisingly large-scale Pinot Blanc (for the vintage) will likely age well. A blend of 65 percent Auxerrois and 35 percent Pinot Blanc, and the Pinot Blanc’s presence is very evident.

Jancis Robinson

 Pale gold with even a slight hint of pink? Creamy and really delicately scented. A hint of blossom. Much more concentrated than I expected from the nose and more full-bodied than the alcohol suggests, though this is highlighted by the room temperature of the wine. Citrus and apple and gentleness but with intensity and freshness. Persistent too. (JH)  (3/2016)

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Varietal:

Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.
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