Rangen is one of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. Volcanic soil and almost every vintage, we can pick out Rangen wines in a blind by just nosing it.
The nose shows a beautiful intensity, needs a lot of time, but eventually the glass is bursting of fruit aromas (ripe pears) and delicate flint. There is a big sense of serenity and density in this wine, it is hard to believe how difficult the vintage was. The palate shows unctuosity and length, doesn’t really feel powerful, like so many 2012s. Big saline finish. Great ageing potential. There should be no fear in opening this wine a long time before service (days!).
Food Pairing: Pork chops, Roast quail, Roast Chicken
Variety: Pinot Gris