Wine Zind-Humbrecht, Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint Urbain" AOC, 2006, 375 ml
Wine beautiful bronze-gold color with honey reflections.
Wine with rich, pure and complex flavor, reveals fresh nuances of apricot, grapefruit and spice. Perfectly balanced flavor with good acidity, subtle minerality and mild sweetness, which gives way to a long finish with notes of smoke.
The aroma of wine is woven shades of pear, baked apples, juicy apricot, wild honey, dry straw and dark spices.
The wine is excellent with seafood, fish dishes and soft cheeses, poultry, soups and broths and poultry.
Wine Pinot Gris "Clos Saint Urbain" Rangen de Thann is made from Pinot Gris grown in the southernmost vineyard in Alsace - Rank de Thann, in the area called "Clos Saint Urbain." Winery thrives on these lands from the XII century, thanks to the particular soils of volcanic origin and sedimentary sandstone. Dark brown-burgundy color of the soil contributes to its greater heat. The vines are planted on a steep hillside with southern exposure. Rango de Thann - "late-a" vineyard, but its exceptional exposure allows the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. Here is practiced manual harvesting. After a slow fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees for 12 months. Pinot Gris "Clos Saint Urbain" has excellent storage capacity up to 2020.
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht - Alsatian winery, founded in 1959, when Leonard Umbreht married Genevieve Zind and family vineyards on both sides united. In 1960-1970-ies Leonard Umbreht bought grape areas of the region, including abandoned while vineyard Rangen de Thann.
Son Leonard - Olivier started to work at the end of the 1980s, continuing a thorough study of the vineyards Zind-Humbrecht. Olivier was the first Frenchman won the prestigious title of "Master of Wine" and the only winemaker that rank in Alsace. Olivier Umbreht 6 times voted the best winemaker in the production of white wines at the international competition "International Wine Challenge". He introduced the biodynamic method, thinking that the only way you have to move forward. Yields its vineyards by a third below the average in Alsace, and are used only for wine perfectly ripened berries. Olivier production methods based on non-intervention in natural processes. Grapes are pressed within 48 hours, fermentation can take up to 14 months, then the wines are aged on the lees up to 10 months without adding sulfur. Umbreht allows wines undergo malolactic fermentation, although it is usually in the region, this practice is not used. Wines are often bottled with residual sugar without filtration and fining. Olivier believes that you can not afford not to intervene, but only if the crop of impeccable quality, otherwise the results will be catastrophic.
To date, the family of Zind-Umbreht owns 40 hectares of vineyards and produces annually from 12-16 million cases of wine. Zind-Humbrecht firm owns several large vineyards: Brand, Clos HausererHengst, Goldert, Herrenweg, Clos Windsbuhl. The main feature of wines Zind-Humbrecht - it is their high density. In general, wine Zind-Humbrecht very individual, they can not be confused with other wines of Alsace producers. The company produces a wide range of wines from Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Okserua, Muscat and Chardonnay.