Pinot Gris Rangen "Clos Saint Urbain" Grand Cru

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Pinot Gris Rangen "Clos Saint Urbain" Grand Cru

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris

The due south-facing aspect of Rangen Vineyard increases the amount of direct sunlight, giving the vines a privileged position on the steep Hillside with its 90% gradient. As a result, Rangen is a late ripening vineyard whose exceptional exposure allows the grapes to mature slowly in October and November. Zind-Humbrecht's dedication to terroir expression guides all winemaking practices, which include extended pressing cycles, abbreviated clarification cycles (to retain natural yeasts and proteins in the must), natural malolactic fermentation and extended aging on the lees. The wine is aged 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels.

94+ Points

2013 vintage
95 Points

2013 vintage
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tasting note

This wine develops huge Rangen aromatics: flint, smoke, minerals, with more classic ripe white fruits. The mouthfeel is dense, long lasting and full of mineral flavors.

food pairing

Savor as an aperitif or with poultry in cream or mushroom sauce.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels

points of distinction

  • The Rangen Grand Cru's unique terroir, with opposing influences of high altitude (slowing ripening) yet warm volcanic soils and dramatically steep slope with best exposure (speeding it up), cultivates optimal ripeness
  • Rangen Grand Cru wines consistently receive top ratings
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht MW, Winemaker

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