2019 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Grand Cru Clos Saint Urbain

Alsace, France

A concentrated, dry, and powerful Alsatian Grand Cru Pinot Gris.



Very pure and elegant, it is a very nice interpretation of Pinot Gris on this magnificent terroir.

Yohan Castaing (Decanter)

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.


One of Zind Humbrechts grand cru vineyards
One of Zind Humbrechts grand cru vineyards
Rangen Vineyard, Alsace, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2019 Pinot-Gris Rangen was harvested towards the end of September. We aimed for healthy ripe grapes, but with a balance that could achieve a dry wine. Most vineyards planted in Pinot-Gris in Alsace often require a high potential to be expressive. The Rangen, with the impact of its soil and very low natural yields, can actually also produce concentrated and flavourful wines without sweetness, as the past vintages have demonstrated.


Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2044
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht MW
Winemaker Olivier Humbrecht MW
Amongst the vines, Alsace France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"So spicy and smoky with a hint of mushroom, this is an enormously deep and concentrated dry pinot gris that’s just beginning to open up. With some aeration, ripe melon character is added to the expansive picture. Tons of spice at the imposing, dry finish and just a hint of raisin. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but better from 2023." -


"The 2019 Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann Pinot Gris is slightly reduced right now. But with air, the bouquet shows white fruits aromas, with spices and herbs notes. The palate is perfectly balanced, with both elegant and delicate smoky aromas. Very pure and elegant, it is a very nice interpretation of Pinot Gris on this magnificent terroir. It will age admirably for the next decade." - Yohan Castaing (Decanter)


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