||The Rangen already appears in history towards the 12th and 13th century. It rapidly acquires this great reputation due to the exceptional quality of its wines. There is no doubt that vines were planted here earlier, however the first important transactions relating to parcels of this vineyard dating back to 1291.
||Rangen de Thann, the most southerly of the Alsace vineyards.
|Composition of the land
||The soil structure of this famous locality is a very particular one and absolutely unique in Alsace. It is made up of volcanic rocks and sedimentary sandstones with a varying abundance of volcanic elements. It is strewn with stones eroded from hard rocks – growackes, volcanic tufa, and a rock flow of brown micaceous andesite. This layer has a thickness of around 40 to 60 cm above the fissured country rock, which allows the vine roots to penetrate to a greater depth.
||Suitable for capons, poultry generally, goose and sweet as vanilla ice cream.
||Price Domaine Zind Humbrecht Clos Saint Urbain Rangen de Thann Pinot Gris 2010 € 82.50