Pinot Gris Thann 2013

Pinot Gris Thann 2013

Dry Wine

Technical presentation

Bottling : March 2015
Acquired alcohol : 13.5°
Residual sugar :
Total acidity : 4.9 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.4
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2016-2025
Average age of vines : 29 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain
Sweetness index : 1
Soil : Sedimentary volcanic rocks (Tuffs & Grauwake), South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Pinot Gris Thann 2013

The late ripening character of the 2013 vintage made us choose to separate some parts of the Rangen (planted in the late 70s and 80s and mostly on the top part of the Clos). The strong character of the vineyard is still present in this wine, so we chose to bottle it apart despite the very small volume (14hl). The Rangen is always fighting between its very solar exposition/warm soil and its cool late ripening climate. It is always a wonder to see how well it can ferment, despite the later picking, especially if the wild yeasts are not annoyed by some noble rot presence.
Pinot Gris Thann 2013

Tasting notes

3/2015: pale straw, yellow colour. Intense aromatics which oscillate between fruit (quince), spices (pepper) and smoke flavours. Very dry yet elegant mid palate. Pinot Gris offers interesting tannin extraction possibilities when the stems and grapes show perfect ripeness. This wine definitely shows how a white wine can be close to a red wine in structure. Quite powerful finish with good acidity that bring freshness. Not at all the classic easy Pinot Gris but a great food friendly wine.