2007 Pinot Gris, Rangen Clos St Urbain Domaine Zind Humbrecht

2007 Pinot Gris, Rangen Clos St Urbain Domaine Zind Humbrecht

White, Ready, but will keep   White | Ready, but will keep | Domaine Zind Humbrecht | Code: 3439 | 2007 | France > Alsace > Grand Cru Alsace > Rangen | Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio | Full Bodied, Medium | 15.0 % alcohol



Bottle 6 x 75cl



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JANCIS - This seems to be in a particularly heavy bottle and to have a deep golden colour. Very complex nose with real lift and depth. Lots of mineral influence here. Then satin smooth and flattering on the palate. Tingles with life. Caressing texture but definitely a 3 in terms of richness. Wait for this to unfurl and show its complexity.
(Jancis Robinson MW, Tasting articles: Zind-Humbrecht 07, www.jancisrobinson.com- 13 Nov 08)

The Story

Domaine Zind Humbrecht


Domaine Zind Humbrecht

The wines of Olivier Humbrecht M.W. need little introduction, possessing great depth, exactitude as well as generosity…like the man himself.

The Humbrecht family viticultural roots can be traced back to The Thirty Years War of 1620. Today they own forty hectares across five villages in the Haut-Rhin, the southern half of the picturesque vineyards overlapping the Vosges foothills, treasured for its idyllic climate, tapestry of terroirs as much for its half-timbered houses.

The domaine has vines in 4 Grands Crus - Rangen (Thann) 5.5 ha, Brand (Turckheim) 2.4 ha, Hengst (Wintzenheim) 1.4 ha, Goldert (Gueberschwihr) 0.9 ha as well as Single Vineyards; Rotenberg (Wintzenheim) 1.8 ha, Clos Häuserer (Wintzenheim) 1.2 ha,  Herrenweg (Turkheim) 11.5 ha, Clos Jebsal (Turkheim) 1.3 ha,  Heimbourg (Turkheim) 4 ha and Clos Windsbuhl (Hunawihr) 5.2 ha.

Olivier has arguably overseen the most notable improvements in the estate’s illustrious history: a new cellar in 1992 while retaining the traditional ‘foudre’ oval barrels; initiating biodynamic practices in 1997 (certified in 2002); and the buying of a horse in 2006 to plough the vineyards!


Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

A first class grape variety grown in Alsace, where it is known as Tokay Pinot Gris, and in Italy, where it is called Pinot Grigio. In Alsace it is best suited to the deep, clay rich soils found in the north of the region where it produces richly honeyed, dry whites as well as superb sweet late harvest wines. At its best it combines the heady perfume and rich aroma of Gewürztraminer with the acidity one associates with Riesling. It ages very well, developing rich buttery characteristics.

In Northern Italy Pinot Grigio produces many thin undistinguished dry whites. However it comes into its own in Friuli-Venezia and the Alto Adige, where leading producers such as Alvaro Pecorari of Lis Neris produce marvellously rounded, elegant, and mineral laden examples. Pinot Gris is now grown with notable success in Oregon in the USA and in New Zealand.



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