Hugel Estate Pinot Gris 2018
Hugel Estate Pinot Gris
Region: Alsace, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Gris
The aromas are immediately present: powerful, strong, musky, opening on to yellow fruit and revealing the sense of depth that indicates the maturity of the harvest and its noble origins. There is also a certain patina, hints of noble wood to show that this is a Pinot Gris that has been given the time to achieve its best. The flavour is full-bodied, generous and remarkable for the almost chalky mineral character of the Riquewihr soil which is structured by a delicate acidity that makes this a very refined and noble wine.
A selection "parcellaire" of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture. The unique marl soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Schoenenbourg give a characteristic minerality to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience.
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.