Very pure and elegant, it is a very nice interpretation of Pinot Gris on this magnificent terroir.
About This Wine
The Rangen Grand Gru is a vineyard known for its large black volcanic rocks (Grauwackes) that were formed from a volcanic explosion 350 million years ago (give or take a year or 2).
Young vines struggle to grow in this rocky soil, but with time, the roots can eventually reach the richer deeper layers, and bringing complexity to the wines. With these vines now over 50 y/o, this depth is showcased with this wine.
Reductive and smoky on the nose, this wine is intense and tightly coiled. With air it opens and starts to showcase its power; classic flinty aromas but also some discreet white fruits aromas. Vibrant and powerful, yet, with decades left to evolve.
About Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Current winemaker Olivier Humbrecht is the latest custodian of this famous Domaine which has an unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620.
Also an MW, Olivier was the first French winemaker to attain this prestigious title and remains one of the few global winemakers who have committed to this intense and some would say insane pursuit.
One of the hallmarks of every Zind-Humbrecht wine has been its overriding sense of terroir; their focus on their vineyard sites is paramount, with every aspect of their winemaking and viticulture tailored to that goal. Since 2002 they have been certified both organic and biodynamic.