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Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is...
This wine is beautifully perfumed with a layer of spicy notes. On the palate, it is silky and med – full bodied. This wine is also dry and refreshing acidity.
The respect for the vine and soil is very important for Olivier and is team of vineyard workers. All viticultural work is carried out by hand with the help of some horses to plough the vineyards with minimum impact of the soil. All vineyards have been certified organic and biodynamic since 2002. Low impact farming is practiced, organic composts are used and yields are restricted.
All wines are fermented in traditional oak vats using native yeasts. No additives are used, and chaptalization is never carried out. The wines are left on their lees and ferment at there own pace, the wines are not fined. Very little sulfites are added and the wines are bottled after at least 6 months on the lees.
- 92 Points -
A creamy and spicy pinot gris with white peaches and apples. Some peach skin, too. Medium to full body. Hemmed-in style. Dry and delicious at the finish with some edgy acidity.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Notes of ripe yellow peach, pomegranate, grated ginger and lemon thyme are bright and expressive in this harmonious, medium-bodied white. A core of flavor deftly swathes the firm frame of racy acidity and stony minerality.See detailed press review
- (91-92) POINTS -
Tasted from the vat, the 2017 Alsace Pinot Gris Heimbourg de Turckheim shows a pure and reductive nose of crushed stones, indicating a flinty but also generous fruit aroma. Lush and round on the palate, this is an intensely fruity and charming wine with refreshing acidity and lingering salinity. Excellent.See detailed press review