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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann Grand Crutext
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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann Grand Cru 2011

Alsace, FranceSedimentary volcanic rocks facing south on a very steep slope set the stage for the Rangen where the oldest pinot gris vines, planted in 1963, were used to produce the 2011 Grand Cru. The old vines, less sensitive to noble rot, produce wines with the potential to be much drier. Humbrecht says “It is very difficult to produce a dry pinot gris and actually quite rare at the top level where it is more frequent to find sweeter wines.” In this case the Rangen brings structure to a variety that can be too soft. The nose is very mineral with smoky, earthy undertones. Extended lees contact gives it plenty of texture and mouth feel. Fresh, dry and pure this wine has along life ahead.Tasted: 28 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 145.99 BCLS Producer: Domaine Zind-HumbrechtDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 486688