Hugel Grossi Laue Pinot Gris 2013

Hugel Grossi Laue Pinot Gris 2013

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Hugel Grossi Laue Pinot Gris

Region: Alsace, France

Vintage: 2013

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Pinot Gris

ABV: 13%

This wine's colour is both dense and profound with straw yellow highlights and hints of pistachio green; the legs are smooth, sophisticated, supple and tight with their own very pleasing shimmer. It's harmonious, smooth, openly expressive and pleasantly aromatic with deep hints of fruit: pear, baked apple, Mirabelle, apricot, acacia blossom, wild-flower honey, liquorice and hints of peppermint, vanilla and nutmeg. All of this is both appealing and flattering.

Grossi Laüe signifies the finest vineyards in Alsace dialect and represents an equivalent to the German Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru.

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.