Sip of the Day

December 22, 2021

Day #356 of the year.

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Calcaire

Alsace, France is famous for its crazy-quilt soils, a diversity made from geologic movement and formations taking place over eons. This means producers can grow one grape in a plot and move to the next patch for totally different results, even if it’s just a stone’s throw away. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is renowned for its diverse expressions of Alsace terroir, and their Roche, or “rock,” labels showcase distinct soils. Roche Calcaire = Limestone Rock, from the foothills of the Vosges Mountain range. Younger soils tend to have more limestone in them and make wines with firm acidity and good structure (and a great value!).


Alsace, France


100% Riesling

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Calcaire bottle

Tasting Notes

Taut and energetic presence with bright citrus skin nuances, subtle floral notes, and a firm foundation of wet stone essence.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Ideal with sauteed or roasted fish, scallops and lobster.


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