Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Winemaking jas been passed on from generation to generation in the Humbrecht family since 1620, when they started cultivating vines in the great terroirs of Alsace. Domaine Zind Humbrecht today comprises of 40 hectares of vines, spread out over an array of different terroirs in the geological patchwork which is the Alsatian wine region and birthplace of local noble grape varieties. The expression of terroir, conveyed through grape varieties of Alsace, is reinforced by cultivating the vines organically and according to biodynamic principles. The grapes are grown with respect for the vine and soil. Ripe, balanced and concentrated grapes enable the elimination of any vinification techniques that would modify the initial harmony of each terroir. Fermentations are very slow, and the wines spend a minimum of 6 months on the total lees. The wines are bottled between 12 and 24 months after the harvest. The yield is greatly vintage dependent, and averages around 35hl/ha with an annual production of between 12 000 and 16 000 cases.