Sip of the Day
June 4, 2021
Day #155 of the year.
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire
“Too Much and Not the Mood” by Durga Chew-Bose caught me by surprise! It’s a collection of personal essays, and reading it felt like recognizing someone else’s meandering thoughts as my own, spiraling layers and layers downward. Like an iceberg—but that’s a common cliché for such an original, uncommon book. Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was the perfect match. As exciting as “personal essays” sounds, Pinot Gris sounds, and can be, just as tame. But like the book, Roche Calcaire surprises with its complexity—and residual sugar! Weren’t expecting that, were you? Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is renowned for its strict biodynamic methods and dozens of wine labels that showcase all the different terroirs of Alsace.