Hugel Vendange Tardive Riesling 2012

Hugel Vendange Tardive Riesling 2012

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Hugel Vendange Tardive Riesling

Region: Alsace, France

Vintage: 2012

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Riesling

ABV: 12%

The aroma is complex, concentrated, direct and well-stated with the wonderful expressiveness of its Riesling grape variety, there is a perfect hint of over-ripeness which hints at its fine complex and distinguished character. Fruity and floral, well-stated and pure. Smooth and harmonious with a pleasant hint of refined freshness.
Grapefruit, citron, cardamom, white peach, lemon balm, bergamot, hawthorn, gooseberry, Szechuan pepper.

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.