Alsace Grand Cru Rangen
The most southerly of the Alsace Grand Crus and without doubt the most typical.
The Rangen Grand Cru is located in Thann, deep in the south of Alsace. Its particular soil is made of volcano-clastic rocks that drink up the heat of the day and send it back out again at night. The composition of the soil allows the roots of the vines to drink deeply from the mineral-rich sub-soil. Its southern exposure has the advantage of refreshing, drying winds in case of dampness. The high slopes are quite steep, reaching 68% in some places, requiring that the harvest be done by abseiling or roping down. Perfect for aging, these wines will reveal even more qualities after several years in the cellar.
Our Alsace Grand Cru Rangen Wolfberger comes in two varieties, RIESLING and PINOT GRIS.
Did you know?
“Rangen” means “slope” in old German. This Grand Cru owes its name to the terrain’s extreme difference in height. Archives attest that the “Rangenwein”, the “warmest and most violent wine in the country”, was made here by monks from the end of the 13th century. Over centuries, famous writers and artists such as Fischart, Brand and Michel de Montaigne would write about this majestic countryside and the vineyards growing there.