Domaine Schoffit Riesling Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint Théobald" 2012 (Alsace, France) "...honey, tangerine, apple..."
Le Clos Saint-Théobald which is located in Thann which is the southernmost Alsatian vineyard. The area of Clos St Théobald of Domaine Schoffit is 3.2 ha which is thus named in honor of the Patron Saint of the collegiate church of Thann. The cultivation of the vine is terraced on steep slopes that require ropes and other rail systems. The work is exclusively manual. It has been classified Alsace Grand Cru since 1983 with a total area of 19ha.
This Rangen plot produces the best wines of the estate. The Riesling Alsace Grand Cru combines race and elegance; It has a slightly exotic character, with an ashy touch. A “must” with strong saline power because we are on a tectonic fracture field which runs along the Vosges sub-hills.
"Gold-tinged straw. Aromas and flavors of fresh herbs, quince jam and roasted pineapple are accented by a lively minty nuance. Quite juicy and penetrating on the rich palate, with noteworthy acidity giving lift to this rich, structured, full-bodied wine. Finishes long and pure, with noteworthy tannic bite. Readers will marvel at how much drier this wine is from the ones Schoffit made in the early 2000s. It has 13.4% alcohol but it seems like less." - Vinous.com