Schaal calls Rangen “the Montrachet of Alsace,” and most insiders would agree. With its 60-degree slope and very tiny yields, it produced a majestic wine.
The grandest of the Grands Crus and the only one on volcanic rocks. This soil, combined with a 60-degree slope, make for tiny yields of hard-won fruit.... but the results are worth the struggle, the concentration and depth of this wine is extraordinary.
And the Wine Enthusiast:
A lovely touch of flint and smoke carry a touch of residual reduction. Underneath that is lemony purity. The palate adds a touch of stone fruit, a touch of ripe mirabelle plum—its generosity only underlined by the taut lemon freshness that pervades the wine. There is something stern and stony at the core, something fundamental and profound. The body is precise, dry and powerful and incredibly moreish. This is lip smacking but has not even started to show itself properly. The finish is clean, stony and lasting. This is one to keep. Drink 2020–2040.