Hugel Selection de Grains Nobles S Pinot Gris 2007 (Half Bottle)

Hugel Selection de Grains Nobles S Pinot Gris 2007 (Half Bottle)

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Hugel Selection de Grains Nobles S Pinot Gris

Region: Alsace, France

Vintage: 2007

Bottle size: 37.5cl

Grape: Pinot Gris

ABV: 11%

Copper-gold in colour, like an old armagnac, pure and crystal-clear, with satin-like, unctuous tears that slide seductively down the side of the glass. The bouquet is complex, generous, rich, mellow, totally charming and harmonious. The aroma of over-ripe grapes, affected by the finest botrytis cinerea, is soft and delicate, with a deft touch of freshness that is very rare in a wine of such class. Aromas of honey blossom, acacia, candied orange peel, fig, date, dried apricot, liquorice, fresh saffron, bergamot. This is a deliciously flavourful wine, as mellow as can be, rich in sugar but surprisingly delicate and refined, aided by a touch of the finest and most elegant natural acidity.

These wines made from single berry selection of overripe and shrivelled grapes picked one by one and produced in the greatest years only. The action of noble rot (botrytis cinerea) gives them an almost unlimited ability to age. They are part of the elite of the greatest wines in France.

Famille Hugel owns an estate of 30 hectares of prime sites around the historic and picturesque town of Riquewihr in the heart of Alsace, where vineyards have been cultivated for more than 2,000 years, bringing wealth and prosperity to the region’s inhabitants. More than half of these vineyards are classified as Grand Cru: the Schoenenbourg, known for its Riesling, and the Sporen for its Gewurztraminer. All grapes are, and always have been, picked by hand. The Hugel estates are exclusively planted with the noble Alsace grape varieties and the vines have an average age of 35 years.