Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos-Saint-Urbain 2019


Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos-Saint-Urbain

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Alsace Grand Cru Rangen
Pinot Gris 100 %
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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...

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Tasting notes

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.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 98 points -

August 2022

Super smoky, spicy and flinty, this imposing and enveloping pinot gris is barely off-dry. Welcome to a world of smoky and textural complexity on the deep and refined palate. The power and concentration are almost as complete as the ripeness, effortlessly handling the 13.5% alcohol. Super-long, creamy and spicy finish. From biodynamically grown grapes.

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Jancis Robinson

17 Points

July 2022

Rich and round and pungent. Very satisfying even now. Peachy. Really rather gorgeous already.

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