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.

96 Points
2017 vintage
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
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
PH: 3.61
ACIDITY: 3.09 g/l
ABV: 14.51%
AGING: 18 months in 40-year-old French barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • The Rangen Grand Cru's unique terroir, with opposing influences of high altitude yet warm volcanic soils and dramatically steep slope with best exposure cultivates optimal ripeness
  • Rangen Grand Cru wines consistently receive top ratings

About the Grape

Pinot Grigio
This grape makes fresh, crisp, charming wines with apple, pear, almond and acacia flower aromas and clean, stone fruit flavors, or creamy, honeyed wines with spice, blossom and mineral aromas.
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