Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Grand Cru 2008

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Rangen from Thann Clos Saint Urbain 2008

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2009
Acquired alcohol : 12°
Residual sugar : 64.0 g/l
Total acidity : 6.1 g/l H2SO4
pH : 3.5
Yield : 27 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2016-2033+
Average age of vines : 45 years
Terroir : Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain
Sweetness index : 4
Soil : Sedimentary volcanic rocks (Tuffs & Grauwake), South facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Rangen from Thann Clos Saint Urbain 2008

The Gewurztraminer takes the smallest share of the Clos Saint Urbain: only 0.5ha, all located the nearest possible to the river to benefit from its influence on the climate (sun reflection, humidity in Autumn, less wind) and the fact that on the bottom part of the vineyard the volcanic soil is slightly richer with more finer elements and clay deep into the cracks of the volcanic mother rock. Again, just like Windsbuhl, this is not an obvious choice in this vineyard, but at the right age and with low yielding massal selection, it proves that some vineyard are capable to dominate so much this aromatic grape variety that it completely loses its varietal expression. In 2008, there was some beautiful botrytis development, not enough to justify the work of a specific selection, but enough to influence the final structure of the wine and its slow fermentation kinetic.

Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Grand Cru 2008

Tasting notes

2/2010: the nose shouts Rangen with its smoky/flinty combination. It is almost hard to guess the grape on the nose; however, the palate reveals the luscious Gewurztraminer profile with more sweetness and floral notes. There is a huge acidity that firms up the palate and balances the more important sweetness. This is a rare balance for Rangen: lowest alcohol and highest acidity!

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