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The Story

This wine is made from the younger vines of Riesling planted in the Grand Cru Rangen in Thann. When my father purchased the Clos Saint Urbain in 1977, only 3.5ha were planted. Some of the Riesling grapes were then planted gradually between 1978 and 1986. These aren’t ‘young’ vines, but in some vintages, especially in hot and dry years, they have a different behavior than the older vines planted in the early 60s. The volcanic influence is still clearly present, but it takes many years for the vines to fully penetrate the rock and reach the maximum potential. The fermentation was fast and the wine finished dry.

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2/2018: pale yellow colour. The nose is almost extravagantly open and aromatic. In slow ripening vintages, this wine can show an unsuspected aromatic profile and intensity. The palate is delicate, covers the palate with an harmonious silky texture. A fine acidity, mostly showing on the finish, reminds the taster that this is still a wine made from Riesling grapes. The flavours last a long time on the palate, which is almost strange because it isn’t a heavy powerful wine at all. All through the tasting it is possible to distinguish the classic volcanic markers: flint, dry aromatic herbs, a typical saline mouth feel…

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Origin

Turckheim, Alsace

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