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2011 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Zind Humbrecht

The properties of Zenon Humbrecht and Emile Zind merged in 1959 to form Zind-Humbrecht. The domaine now covers 40 hectares in five villages in the Haut-Rhin; its best parcels from four Grand Cru vineyards: Brand, Hengst, Goldert, and Clos St. Urbain on the steep slopes of Rangen.

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2011 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc

Producer: Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Blanc
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012

(two-thirds pinot auxerrois):  Bright, pale straw.  Beeswax and white flowers on the nose.  Nicely concentrated and balanced on the palate, with notes of honey, butter and spices complicating the ripe stone fruits.  Finishes clean and persistent.  You can tell there's quite a bit of auxerrois here due to the wine's spicy, rich character.  The grapes are a 50/50 blend of Rotenberg and Herrenweg fruit; most of the pinot blanc comes from the Herrenweg, which ripens a bit quicker, while Rotenberg provides the auxerrois.

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc may not receive the same respect given to noble varieties like Chardonnay and Riesling, or even other Alsatian whites like Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. But at its best, with grapes from low-yielding vines, Pinot Blanc can...
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