Hugel Pinot Gris

£28.50

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Producer: Famille Hugel
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 14%

Colour: Light Yellow
Nose: Apricot, Peach
Palate: Lime, Smoke

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Description

The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XVth century.
Some two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which had been devastated by the terrible Thirty Years War. Vines have been cultivated in Alsace for more than 2,000 years, and brought great prosperity to the region, particularly in the Middle Ages. Until the early XVIIth century, Alsace was the largest and most renowned wine-producing region in the Germanic Holy Roman Empire. Hugel production averages 110,000 cases per year, of which around 90% is exported to more than 100 countries worldwide, where “Alsace” is often synonymous with “Hugel”. 2016 is the first vintage in over a decade that hasn’t seen the production of any botrytis wines at Hugel; due to the late vintage and the optimum health of the grapes, noble rot did not develop, resulting in a classic vintage for dry wines only.

TASTING NOTES
This is a wine that presents well; youthful, dense, a nice full structure, rounded, warm and powerful. The legs are very well structured, smooth and velvety, with pastel yellow and lime tree blossom green highlights and a lovely brilliance over a silvery crystalline base. The bouquet is very harmonious. Apricot, liquorice, yellow peach, honey, lily, a little smoky, rhubarb, lime. On the palate, it is smooth, sophisticated, rounded and filled with a charm that is well structured with a superb vivacity and an ethereal scented finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Highly recommended with gastronomic cuisine involving sea or freshwater fish in sauce, freshwater shrimp. Langoustine, John Dory, white meat, game terrines.

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