Viticulture. The Rangen, in Thann, ranked among the 12 largest vineyards in the world

“Twelve vineyards to rule them all”: this reference to Lord of the Rings appears at the head of a special file published by the famous monthly review Decanter (see box) which, in its November edition, set out to draw up a list of the twelve largest vineyards in the world. An approach that is not easy, as the multiplicity of terroirs makes any selection risky to say the least, based largely on everyone’s tastes in terms of good wine.

The Anglo-Saxon review also apologizes from the outset, stressing in its file that such choices are obviously subjective, while specifying that it has established some judgment criteria. Among these, the reference to…

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