- Type: White
- Country: France
- Region: Alsace
- Vintage: 2016/2017
- Producer: Domaine Zinck
- Primary grape: Gewürztraminer
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £13.37
- Code: 26940
- BRONZE (2015) Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
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Juicy, fruit-driven, ripe whites
- Fruity nature makes these flexible with many cheeses. Semi-soft cheeses e.g. Brie, Camembert. Chaumes, Cheddar, Comte
- Firm white fish grilled, seared, baked or casseroled. Fish cakes, paella, salmon, scallops, sea bass, sea bream
- Basil, coriander, cumin, ginger, lemongrass, mustard, tarragon
- Grilled, braised, roast, seared white meats: chicken, pork, turkey, veal. Duck, gammon, goose
- BBQ, chestnut sauce, fish-based sauces, creamy sauces e.g. carbonara, hollandaise, parsley sauce, pesto
- Thai dishes (sweeter). Chinese (Cantonese). Mild or creamy Indian dishes e.g. chicken korma, tandoori fish, red-lentil dahl
- Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Carrot, endive, leek, lentils, onion tart, parsnip, sweetcorn, risotto
About the Wine
This white wine is made by Domaine Zinck in Alsace. Wonderful fruit-driven flavours for rich seafood, tasty chicken or spicy pork dishes. Formed from primarily Gewürztraminer grapes, this wine is ethically produced, vegan and vegetarian friendly. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark. Supplied by Philippe Zinck.
Gewürztraminer is a very distinctive aromatic variety. It's often full bodied, almost oily in texture with typical tasting notes of lychees and rose and can be spicy. Sometimes off-dry it can make a delightful wine match to Asian foods. However, high alcohol can be common and too much spice can clash.
Family-owned estate, Domaine Zinck was established by Paul Zinck in 1964; he started with two hectares of vines. It was then handed over to his son, Philippe who now farm 20 hectares organically since 2011, and started biodynamic practices since January 2018. Certification Ecocert and Demeter is expected in two years. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and purity.
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