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|4.6 g/l H2SO4 / (7.0 g/l Tartrique)
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|Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain
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|South facing, Very steep slope, Volcanique ( tufs &
Description of the wine Riesling Grand Cru Rangen from Thann Clos St Urbain 2020
The Grand Cru du Rangen is located at the extreme south of the Alsace Wine Route, at an altitude higher than most of the other Grands Crus in Alsace: 350 to 480m. Enclosed in a narrow and cold valley, near the highest summits of the Vosges, the climate is colder and therefore the Rangen is always late to budbreak in spring. The steep slope (90%) exposed to the south makes it possible to compensate for the cold climate of the Thann valley and allows the grapes to acquire high maturities at the end of the season. However, the power of the Rangen wines comes from its unique volcanic soil, composed of compacted ashes rich in mineral elements. This particular soil produces wines with an exceptional minerality and richness in ash. Harvested ripe and in perfect condition, the Rangen produced an exceptional Riesling in 2020 !
01/2022 : Brilliant straw yellow colour. The volcanic terroir of Rangen dominates the aromatics of this young wine with all its power: gunflint, crushed rocks… good aeration will eventually bring out an aromatic palette of ripe white fruits. Although still on its reserve, this wine impresses with its complexity. The palate is caressing on the attack, ample, rich, and gradually reveals a powerful finish, warm then strict, especially when the acidity and the ripe tannins of the vintage finally manage to express themselves. This Rangen has a majestic intensity. What a wine !
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.