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Introducing the 2022 Vintage from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht!

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The 2022 vintage from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace tells a story of resilience and exceptional winemaking amidst challenging conditions. Following a stressful 2021, where vines faced significant weather fluctuations, the stage was set for a remarkable turnaround.

The journey began optimistically with favourable weather in August 2021, crucial for floral induction, setting the stage for a promising harvest in 2022. Despite early frost concerns in April, temperatures remained favourable, leading to a gradual budbreak. However, dry and hot conditions in May and June led to rapid vine growth but also posed challenges like coulure and millerandage, particularly affecting Riesling and valley floor vineyards.

July continued with hot, dry weather, with the first grapes changing colour by mid-July. Though rains in late July and mid-August provided relief, hail damage in select areas like Niedermorschwihr and Katzenthal posed additional challenges.

The harvest began early on August 22nd, requiring meticulous planning to avoid afternoon heat. With extensive manpower, including up to 100 workers at times, most vineyards were harvested by early September, concluding with Gewürztraminer on September 20th.

Despite lower nitrogen levels complicating fermentation, the 2022 wines showcase Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's expertise. They're characterised by expressive elegance, combining minerality, acidity, ripe tannins, and in most cases, no residual sweetness—offering a balanced approachability and ageing potential.

For more details, read Domaine Zind-Humbrecht's official report here.


Photo credits: Leif Carlsson



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