The Riesling vines are spread all over the 5.5ha of the Clos-Saint-Urbain in the Rangen Grand Cru vineyard. Being located at the opening of a cold and higher altitude valley, the Rangen enjoys a late ripening climate, but eventually catches up in October, when the steep slope (90%) and dark warm volcanic rocks allow the grapes to reach a high ripeness level. 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
Wine Enthusiast
2017 vintage
94 Points
2017 vintage
Tasting Note
The nose is unmistakable Rangen, showing intense flinty, aromatic herbal aromas. The palate is rich and powerful with good balance.
Food Pairing
Savor as an aperitif or with simple dishes that showcase the wine.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 3.7 g/l
ABV: 13.2%
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

Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
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