Domaine Zind Humbrecht Heimbourg Riesling 2004
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Vintage after vintage this vineyard shows its potential to produce intense rich style of Riesling. It is rarely completely dry, but has enough acidity and structure so it would last long enough to digest its power and hide behind a very aromatic intense style of wine. The Riesling is planted on the steepest part of the Heimbourg, the one which is exposed to the south to south-west. Heimbourg is only about 9ha big, but there are 3 distinctive parts and each one of them is better expressed with a different grape variety. The marl calcareous soil is capable to retain lots of structure in the grapes. The sun-drenched exposition and the precocious Turckheim climate allow for lots of ripeness and more sugar content in the grapes. Heimbourg and Brand are very often the sweetest Riesling wines on the estate.
Ripe and intense, yet with a sense of grace thanks to its vivid structure. White peach, passion fruit and pineapple flavors pick up a mineral accent. Lacy, balanced and long. Drink now through 2015. 510 cases made.