1978: Late-ripening year, refined and dry. Very astringent but surprising ageing potential.
1979: Devastating hail. No wine produced.
1980: Very late-ripening, cold and rainy year. Interesting wines with their minerality and body. Very small harvest.
1981 : Average ripening year, interesting wines with light density and beautiful elegance. Tender wines. Average ageing potential.
1982: Large harvest (50 hectolitres per hectare!), balanced year, straightforward and expressive wines with average ageing potential. The terroir features are less present than usual.
1983: Hot and early-ripening year. This vintage year is the image of Rangen. Powerful, dry and with ageing potential. Dominant terroir characteristics on grape varieties.
1984: Flowering mid-July! Cold and rainy years. Harvest end of November. Dry, character-filled wines with beautiful mineral force but lacking in length. Rangen had more than other terroirs.
1985: Late-ripening year but very balanced. Very dry end of season. Perfect ripening. Dry, taut and expressive wines. Beautiful vintage year, dry wines with great acidity.
1986: Balanced year, late-ripening. Harvest end of November. Very remarkable balance. Dry wines as well as production of the first Sélections de Grains Nobles. Superb botrytis. A great vintage year for ageing potential.
1987: Flowering beginning of July. Late-ripening year, cold and average maturity. Once again Rangen is capable of producing very interesting wines. Beautiful lively acidities. Average density.
1988: Average ripening time, but very late harvesting for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer picked with noble rot as Vendange Tardive. Dry Riesling. Very complex and fine wines. Great ageing potential.
1989: Hot year, early-ripening but balanced. Dry Riesling and Pinot Gris but also great Sélection de Grains Nobles in Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. Dense and powerful wines, very expressive with fantastic ageing potential.
1990: Well-balanced vintage year, very small harvest with complex, powerful and deep wines. Dry wines, or nearly. Absence of botrytis but presence of raisining. A year for very good ageing potential.
1991: Hot year which became late-ripening. Small harvest. Great presence of botrytis for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, dry Riesling. Great acid and saline balances. A vintage year for keeping.
1992: Large harvest after favourable flowering. Hot weather. Easy wines, open up quickly and are pleasant. Average ageing potential but wines are still very lovely.
1993: Complicated year as interspersed with rainy periods. Very late-ripening harvest and large presence of botrytis. Very dense and colourful Sélections de Grains Nobles but not very sweet. Extreme wines. Very good ageing potential.
1994: A great late-ripening year in Rangen. Classic month of October. Wonderfully complex, dense, dry and sweet wines. Saline acidity Wines with great ageing potential.
1995: Very small harvest (25 hectolitres per hectare for the dry ones), late-ripening year, strong acidity, presence of noble rot for Pinot Gris. Great salinity and strong trace of terroir. Great ageing potential
1996: Average ripening, fairly cold year but dry and sunny. Little botrytis but great concentration for sweet Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer and dry Riesling. Strong acidity, length and density. Good ageing potential.
1997: Very sunny year, more hot than light. Very early-ripening, great maturity and average but ripe acidity. Powerful and expressive wines, great purity, beautiful ageing potential.
1998: Average ripening, great light during October and good development conditions for exceptional botrytis. Sweet and dessert wines. Great acidity and sweetness. Very colourful wines. Can taste the terroir and good ageing potential.
1999: Late-ripening year. End of harvest under the snow on November 19. Dry Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer moelleux. Full-bodied, extraordinary wines with lots and power and force. Good ageing potential.
2000: Sunny, hot and early-ripening year. Quick and easily-acquired maturity. Smooth and very powerful wines, marked by botrytis. Average acidity but beautiful terroir traces. Great ageing potential.
2001: A great late-ripening year. Extraordinary month of October. Bright vintage year. Deep and fine wines with great acidity. Presence of noble rot for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Superb ageing potential.
2002: Late-ripening year with great late autumn: significant development of noble rot. Remarkable acidity, pronounced colours. Rich wines, great sweetness and concentrated terroir characteristics. Very good ageing potential.
2003: Very early-ripening year. Record heat and crazy drought. Difficult vintage year especially for young and complanted vines which suffered greatly. Weak acidity but great tannins and beautiful minerality.
2004: Season began with early-ripening but became late-ripening. Great maturity and good potential but impossible to make sweet wines due to bad weather at the end of October. Beginning of botrytis, dry wines, very mineral, very powerful. Good ageing potential.
2005: Late-ripening vintage year with great late autumn. Pretty botrytis for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Small harvest. Elegant, powerful wines with astonishing structure from the ripe acidity. Terroir characteristics very present.
2006: Early-ripening year both difficult due to a rainy end-of-September and very interesting due to its distinct character. Great presence of botrytis but Pinot Gris is dry. Pronounced colour, great acidity, powerful wines with great exuberance. Even if it’s hard to believe, it is a year for great ageing potential.
2007: Great balance and early-ripening with a temperate summer. Strong acidity and great power. Light botrytis for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Classic dry Riesling. Very classy, remarkable terroir expressions and good ageing potential.
2008: A nearly late-ripening year, great late autumn. Remarkable very ripe acidities. Dry, taut Riesling. Classic, dry Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Lots of depth and elegance. Can be kept forever!
2009: Hot, sunny and early-ripening vintage year, but balanced. Tender, powerful wines with length. Delectable early expression of fruit. Slightly-sweet Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Wonderful ageing potential.
2010: Late-ripening for Rangen. Very small harvest. Superb late autumn. Delicate wines but with a great force. Intense terroir expression, great saline acidity. Remarkable ageing potential. But it’s still too early to judge!
2011: Very early-ripening vintage year, hot and sunny with a cold and rainy period in summer. Elegant and racy wines with normal acidity. Great length and density, fairly dry. But here also, the young wines make it hard to assess.