Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos-Saint-Urbain
About this winery
Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is...
The nose shows complex reductive smoky aromas that are persistent and intense. It also expresses youth and vigour. Allowing the wine to open up is rewarding: classic flinty aromas appear gradually along with discreet white fruits aromas. The palate is vibrant and powerful with multiple layers and a strict structure. The 2019 also shows a bright acidity on the finish that enhances the saline mineral composition of the wine and makes it taste very dry. It will develop slowly and for the better.