Wine Advocate 90 points - Having taken a full year to finish fermenting, Zind-Humbrecht?s 2011 Pinot Gris Rotenberg was still in cask last I tasted it. Despite more than 15% alcohol, it manages to avoid harshness and to evince only a faint hint of heat. Toasted hazelnut, caramelized parsnip and roasted rutabaga mingle with ripe peach on a firm but expansive palate, hints of citrus rind, smoky black tea and green herbs adding piquancy to the wine?s sustained finish. In a vintage distinguished by relatively high yields, these vines cropped at a mere 25 hectoliters per hectare, just as in 2010. (Aug 2014)
Wine Spectator 92 points - A well-cut, mineral-driven white, featuring a stony undertow and subtle flavors of crunchy white peach, tangerine peel and apple, with hints of piecrust, honey and blanched almond. Tightly knit and mouthwatering, presenting a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2023.óA.N. (Sep 4 2013)
The Humbrecht family has been winegrowers in Alsace since 1620 but the Domaine came by its current name when Leonard Humbrecht married Genevieve Zind in 1959. Located in the heart of the Herrenweg vineyard, Leonard significantly expanded the familyís holdings to include an enviable collection of Grand Cru and other high quality vineyards. The Domaine is currently managed by Leonardís son, Olivier Humbrecht, the only Alsacian winemaker to attain M.W. status. A staunch advocate for biodynamic farming, Olivier tailors every aspect of viticulture and winemaking based on terroir. Whether a single vineyard or a blend, place and vintage are clearly and unmistakably expressed in each wine.