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2017 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain

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February 21, 2021 - $71



95Wine Enthusiast

Concentrated and energetic, the drive is full of drive and urgency. The midpalate is all about phenolic structure and a tone reminiscent of apple pip and almond skin. The finish is dry and intense.

92-93The Wine Advocate

...pure and, intense and dense in its texture. It is a powerful but balanced Pinot with fine tannins...harmonious and elegant.

92Wine Spectator

A minerally white, with graphite, stone and smoke accents underscoring the crunchy white peach, pink grapefruit granita and almond blossom notes. Dry and medium-bodied...finely knit, mouthwatering white...


France, Alsace, Rangen

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.