Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The unapologetically sweet, 14.3% alcohol Zind-Humbrecht 2009 Pinot Gris Rangen Clos Saint Urbain has the site-typical pungency of peat, carob, and charred wood, accompanied by scents and flavors of spiced, smoked meat pate, litchi, musk melon, and mirabelle. Bitter suggestions of fruit seeds add to the complex and fascinating counterpoint of a rich, expansive and lingering palate presence. This ought to be absorbing to follow over the next 12-15 years, though I confess I am not sure of the contexts in which I would serve it other than with a rich meat pate, with foie gras, or solely for self-indulgent meditation.Drink Dates: 2011-2026Author: David Schildknecht
Located in northeast corner of along the border, Alsace's unique hybrid culture is mirrored in its wine, influenced by both French and German styles. In fact, Alsace is the only region in France that allows the traditional German grape to be grown legally. Located in the rain shadow from the Vosges mountains, this sixty mile strip of land has a cold continental climate and has one of France's lowest levels of rainfall. Most wine is labeled Appellation Alsace Controlee with the best vineyards granted Alsace Grand Cru status. The majority of Alsatian wine is white and grand cru vineyards are restricted to growing , Muscat, , and Riesling.
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- 13 bottles owned
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