2020 Schoffit Grand Cru Rangen Pinot Gris
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. Now joined by his son Alexandre in managing the Domaine, in their vineyards near Colmar they practice the same rigorous approach to yields. These yields, very old vines, and Bernard and Alexandre's guiding hands 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. All Organic.
What The Critics Say
96/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
"Very striking copper and pink-tinged straw color. Enormous depth and richness, but also charisma, with both stunning spiciness and mineral freshness. Very succulent with an obvious touch of sweetness, yet clean and straight, with a wonderful interplay of smoky and dried-apricot flavors at the extremely long finish. Everything pulls together so well there. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
95/100 Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl MW (2017 vintage)
"Ripe but aromatic pear notes show on the nose of this wine. On the palate this pure fruit is held in a firm frame of phenolics and freshness that channel the concentration and drive of this wine with pure energy. The finish is off dry and lasting." Drink 2025 - 2040
94/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2016 vintage)
"Deep green-gold. Sexy aromas of pineapple, winter melon and yellow peach are complemented by honeyed and sweet spice notes. Complex, palate-coating pomaceous orchard fruit and honeyed flavors are lifted by tangy lemony acidity. Luscious and very precise, with impeccable sugar/acid balance (78 g/L r.s. and 6.3 g/L total acidity), this is really lifted and lively on the extremely long, juicily exuberant and pure finish."
|2023 - 2040
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