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2012 Schoffit Grand Cru Rangen Pinot Gris

2012 Schoffit Grand Cru Rangen Pinot Gris

94 Points Richard Caro
2012 Schoffit Grand Cru Rangen Pinot Gris
94 Points Richard Caro

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Full of rich sweetness mingled with smoky minerals, this amazing Grand Cru wine is about as complex as Pinot Gris gets. Schoffit worked hard to purchase a chunk of Rangen vineyard - Alsace's southernmost Grand Cru - and not doubt he was after the volcanic soils, to achieve the above mineral effects. Quite a wine to experience with a long life ahead, it is also drinking right now.

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Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Bernard Schoffit is a brilliant pioneer in Alsace’s greatest Grand Cru, Rangen de Thann. The domaine, started by Bernard’s father Robert at 10 hectares, is situated near Colmar. 25 years ago, Bernard, then still very young, embarked on an ambitious program of buying land in Rangen, around the Clos St. Theobold. Totaling nearly 6.5 hectares, a good part of it had been abandoned because it was too steep to work. Through sheer determination and ambition, he has now reclaimed all 6.5 hectares. From these incredibly steep slopes, with incredibly low yields, he is making simply extraordinary wine from each plot he grows. Bernard’s gift for wine-making is not reserved only for his Rangen wines. In his vineyards near Colmar he practices the same rigorous approach to yields. These yields, very old vines, and Bernard’s guiding hand produce wines that are all marked by the following characteristics: intensity, very pure varietal character, great concentration of fruit and richness on the palate, and perfect acidity to balance and carry this weight into a long and brilliant finish. Organic.

What The Critics Say

Ian D'Agata, Vinous,

"Golden straw. Smoky botrytis tones complicate ripe apple, pear nectar and underbrush on the nose; but is there also a bit of gray rot peeking through? Deep and smoky in the mouth, with lively acidity providing clarity and cut. The tannic, chewy finish shows lingering echoes of smoky botrytis and noteworthy sweetness (47g/l residual sugar) and alcoholic power (14.2%). Terroir lovers should note that Schoffit's Pinot Gris vines are planted on the Rangen’s poorest soils, with the objective of stressing the vines a little in order to make wines of greater depth and complexity."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Alsace

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with GAME
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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