Domaine Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain Gewurztraminer 2004
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The Gewurztraminer takes the smallest share of the Clos Saint Urbain: only 0.5ha, all located the nearest possible to the river to benefit from its influence on the climate (sun reflection, humidity in Autumn, less wind) and the fact that on the bottom part of the vineyard the volcanic soil is slightly richer with more finer elements and clay deep into the cracks of the volcanic mother rock. Again, just like Windsbuhl, this is not an obvious choice in this vineyard, but at the right age and with low yielding massal selection, it proves that some vineyard are capable to dominate so much this aromatic grape variety that it completely looses its varietal expression.
A deep golden-copper color and a vanilla note introduce this broad, soft white. Picks up structure on the finish, more in the form of tannins than acidity. A little awkward in the end. Drink now. 180 cases made.