Zind 2010, a lovely Chardonnay-based wine from Alsace

Zind2010
I love Zind Humbrecht’s wines, as you can see from this write-up of the 2010s when I visited Olivier Humbrecht at his winery.

One of the more unusual of the bottlings here is Zind, which is a blend of 70% Chardonnay with 30% Auxerrois from the 2 hectare Clos Windsbuhl vineyard with its calcareous soils. It’s a fabulous wine, and also quite affordable. Chardonnay isn’t an Alsace variety, but this wine shows that a great terroir can often be interpreted intelligently by a range of different grapes.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht ‘Zind’ 2010 Alsace, France
Fermented slowly (for a year!) in large foudres, this is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Auxerrois. Full yellow colour. Richly aromatic, this has lively flavours of quince, fig, toast and citrus, with some pithiness and high acidity. Concentrated and bracing, with just a hint of sweetness, this is a lovely wine. 93/100 (£16.99 Waitrose)

1 comment to Zind 2010, a lovely Chardonnay-based wine from Alsace

  • Simon C

    Jamie,

    I love this wine too and it’s even more affordable from The Wine Society where the 2011 vintage is currently available at £14.50.

    Simon

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