|Bottling :||March 2015|
|Acquired alcohol :||12°|
|Residual sugar :|
|Total acidity :||4.3 g/l H2SO4|
|Yield :||41 hl/ha|
|Optimum tasting :||2015-2023|
|Average age of vines :||30 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 Riesling Thann 2013
After a period of high temperatures in July 2013, the Rangen had suffered a cooler and rainy climate in August, only to return to milder weather as the harvest approached. Despite a topography that allows the best assimilation of solar energy (slope, orientation, soil), the grapes took a long time to build up a rich sugar content. This is why we decided to separate the less old vines (planted between 1978 and 1986) from the oldest (planted in the early 60's) to produce this wine. The grapes were harvested late, in mid-October, and were very healthy with excellent acidity. As we had seen in previous years, the fermentation was the fastest and the wine was able to finish dry.
3/2015: elegant delicate nose with obvious volcanic origin: light smoke and flint. Flavorful mouth with good length for such a delicate structure. This wine shows how lower alcohol can be compensated with lower yields in not losing density on the palate. The finish is very aromatic and dry. The acidity is crisp and juicy and underlay the minerals. Another great food companion.
The Rangen de Thann is the most southerly of the Alsace vineyards. In his book « Where Alsace wines ripen », Henry Riegert writes: « from the Middle Ages those wines which ripen on the Rangen hillside figure amongst the most famous growths of the whole vineyard region ». The Grand Cru Rangen de Thann, is situated at the exit of the valley, overlooking the village of Thann with the river Thur passing at the foot of the slope.