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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...
The Rotenberg vineyard is located on the top of the Hengst hillside, facing west to north-west, on a thin red limestone soil. The slope here is very steep. Given the allowable yields in Alsace the yield here is shockingly low, which results in an intense, concentrated and mineral wine.
- 93 Points -
Roger Voss, April 2015
A high-altitude vineyard has produced this delicious, crisp and cool wine. While it has weight and rich fruit, it’s the enticing acidity that sets this wine apart. There’s a poise to this wine that gives style while not losing any depth of apple, pear and spice flavors.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Ian D'Agata, April 2015
Pale gold-tinged yellow. Initially reduced nose opens with aeration to offer aromas of peach, quinine, ginger and grilled meat. Rich and highly concentrated but wonderfully dry and fresh too, showing youthfully tight flavors of lime zest, peach and crushed stone. The long finish features terrific grip, noteworthy finesse and saliva-inducing acidity. Grapes in the Rotenberg ripen slowly so they benefit from longer hang time, and the calcaire soil allows for a leaner, more aromatic, higher-acid profile.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Crackling acidity defines this linear Pinot Gris, layered with stony minerality and offering a sleek mix of crunchy pear, honey, grapefruit zest, verbena and nut flavors. Finely balanced.See detailed press review