Hugel Vendange Tardive Pinot Gris 2009 (Half bottle)
Hugel Vendange Tardive Pinot Gris
Region: Alsace, France
Bottle size: 37.5cl
Grape: Pinot Gris
Aromas of white peach, candied citrus fruit, citron marmalade, marshmallow, liquorice, mullein, acacia blossom, elderflower, hop flower, a deft touch of woodsmoke, iodine and damp moss. On the palate, the wine is tasty, almost juicy, yet not excessively sweet thanks to a good structure and a joyful, attractive liveliness.
Still rather young, this wine of multiple charms will attract all those who wish to be conquered.
These wines made from overripe grapes are picked well after the classic vintage and 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.