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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...
- 96 Points -
Wonderful and compelling aromas of dried mango, pineapple and honey. Honeysuckle too. Full body and a very, very persistent finish with ripe fruit and tangy acidity. A phenomenal wine. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Humbrecht knows pinot gris. At Heimbourg he says the vineyard has the capacity to produce multiple styles of richness and sweetness. In favourable years, the grapes can be harvested later but as the vineyard ages botrytis is less and less a sure thing making a drier style pinot gris more possible. This wine jumps from the glass. So lively and fresh but fraught with complexity and length. Quite green fruits, mingle with an austere, elegant dry finish with a touch of sea salt. Very food friendly. Impressive to say the least.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Dry and focused, this full-bodied white has a core of smoky mineral and ground spice notes, firm acidity, and tightly knit flavors of guava, kumquat, crystallized honey and yellow plum. The lip-smacking finish goes on and on.See detailed press review