Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois
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
90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck
"A step up in quality over the Chasselas, the 2014 Pinot Blanc comes from 50-year-old vines and is vinified dry (which means less than three grams per liter). Rich, layered and mouth-coating, it gives tons of spiced orange rinds, honeysuckle and matchstick aromas and flavors to go with a medium to full-bodied, ripe, rounded style on the palate. It’s versatile on the dinner table and will shine for at least 2-3 years." Drink 2015 - 2018
89/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata
"Bright yellow. Aromas of pineapple, peach and honey on a much richer nose than the 2014. Big, rich and slightly off-dry, with inviting peach and ripe apple flavors lifted by sweet herbs. The broad finish features a glyceral quality and very good length." Drink 2016 - 2020
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