The most visible grape variety in the Zinnkoepflé Grand Cru is Gewurztraminer planted over more than half the surface area producing consistently-delicious wines, vintage year after vintage year. They are aromatic, intense, generous and mellow, backed by a beautiful acidity which creates their particularity.
Wines are often marked by residual sugar and botrytis, except for those vinified as dry which express saline minerality.
The terroir markers are peonies, verbena and menthols as well as liquorice. The wines have a natural vanilla-hint and present a slightly smoky, salty and progressively delectable side.
This terroir is expressed through extraordinarily sophisticated wines.
Fils du soleil, le Zinnkoepflé produit des vins marqués par une maturité généreuse qui se traduit en bouche par des effluves de confit et des notes grillées. Simultaneously, the mouth structure reveals complex freshness. This duality bestows weight, finishing with a subtle, sweeping and highly precise minerality.
Riesling unfolds notes of citrus fruit peel giving a succulent sensation, a mere prelude to intense minerality. Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer couldn’t be happier as Zinnkoepflé simultaneously provides them with both a generous and delicious balance at all levels of grape maturity. It’s a terroir which naturally gives the opportunity of producing great overripe wines.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)