- COMMENDED (2014) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
- COMMENDED (2012) Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
About the wine maker
The family-owned estate of Domaine Zinck was established by Paul Zinck in 1964; he started with just two hectares of vines. The winery is located in Eguisheim, a beautiful medieval Alsatian village, close to Colmar and the Vosges Mountains that keep the area so warm and dry.
His son, Philippe, took over the winery in 1997 with eight hectares of vines and became the viticulturist and winemaker. Philippe did his studies in Alsace and Burgundy and trained in Burgundy, Bordeaux and in the Margaret River region of Australia. During the last 15 years, he has gradually increased the size of the estate by hiring new parcels, started the production of Grand Cru and created the Portrait still wine range. Nowadays, Philippe and his wife Pascale manage 23 hectares and the winery.
All grapes are hand-harvested to preserve freshness and purity and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The balance is on the dry side in order to match perfectly with food: they have character, personality and are fresh and pure.
In order to increase the quality further, they have decided to run the estate organically. Since the 2011 vintage, they have been farming their vineyards using historical ploughing methods: stimulating life in the soil and the roots to grow deep, in order to get wines with more flavour and minerality.