Hugel Selection de Grains Nobles S Riesling 1999 (Half Bottle)
Hugel Selection de Grains Nobles S Riesling
Region: Alsace, France
Bottle size: 37.5cl
Magnificent and well balanced bouquet, harmonious, integrated. Very expressive and fragrant of ripe fruits, pineapple, ginger, pear, baked apple, candied orange, acacia blossom honey and sultana raisins, a bit of fresh saffron with just the botrytized grapes nuance in which the racy personality of the Riesling grape remains present, which offers us a dens, complex but still elegant bouquet. On the palate, it is a caress and a delight of myriads of sensations which jostle, spread with spontaneity, juicy, pulpy, unctuous, mellow and liquoreux sweet, suave. Perfectly harmonious, integrated with a natural elegance and a finish in tension, racy with the temperament of the most noble of the white grapes.
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.