Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2020

$80.00 USD

Please allow extra time for this limited-quantity wine to be hand-picked and packed from our secure, temperature-controlled cellar.

About the wine

REGION: France | Alsace
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
SOIL: Biotite Granit, South facing, Very steep slope YIELD: 29 hl/ha PH: 3.2
TOTAL ACIDITY: 3.8 g/l H2SO4 (5.9 g/l Tartrique)
ABV: 12.4%
1/2022: Bright pale yellow color. On the nose, we find the precocity of granite and all the aromatic breadth of wines from a warm and luminous terroir. The nose is intense, expressive and reveals a superb aromatic palette of ripe white fruits (vineyard peach, pear, etc.) but also verbena, acacia flower, and even aromas of honey. This wine has a delicate, very elegant touch on the palate and takes up the aromas present on the nose as well. As it opens, the wine becomes intense and persistent while retaining a form of airy lightness. The finish reveals a salivating minerality with the firmness expected on a dry wine. Although this wine is already tasting very well today, this Sommerberg shows a great capacity for evolution by evolving very slowly during the tasting. A great wine for laying down!
food pairing
Optimum tasting 2024 – 2034+
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What The Critics Say...

James Suckling 96 point rating score
Who could resist this full-throttle expression of summer with its wide spectrum of yellow fruit aromas, most importantly ripe pineapple? Stunning mineral freshness that effortlessly balances all the ripeness. Surprisingly sleek and very focused, this already has a wonderful elegance, but is just beginning to give its golden best at the imposing finish. From the Dudenstein section of this very steep, granitic site. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. — JamesSuckling.com
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