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Hugel et Fils Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Vendange Tardive 2001

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Hugel Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive 2001 and all other wine from Hugel are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.

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Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intens... Read more
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensity. A mosaic of soils Because of its complex geology, Alsace has an infinite multitude of combined soil types. Centuries of experience have taught the winegrowers how best to match each vine variety to each type of soil. Riquewihr : the most noble wines of all the country From the Middle Ages, Riquewihr was renowned for "the most noble wines of all the country". The Hugel family’s vineyard estates cover more than 25 hectares, exclusively in Riquewihr, and almost half of which are in the Grand Cru zone. No use of fertiliser, low yields, vines averaging thirty years of age, thinning out of excess bunches, and picking always by hand, are all factors which contribute to rigorously high levels of quality. The finest vineyards of the region In addition to its own estates, the Hugel family purchases grapes and grapes alone, from growers under long-term contract, farming more than 100 hectares. Thanks to the skill of their growers, a dozen of the best villages of Alsace thereby contribute to the quality of "Hugel" wines. Their grapes are also always picked by hand, and according to a pre-arranged timetable. Read less
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External Reviews for Hugel et Fils Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Vendange Tardive

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Hugel Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive 2001 and all other wine from Hugel are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 95This melts in your mouth. Fresh, intense and simultaneously weightless, with truffle, spice, quince and apricot flavors mingling with the vibrant structure. It's seamless and fades gracefully on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2015.Wine Tasting NotesVery bright yellow straw gold. Still young, very concentrated, but fresh and aromatic, full, soft, complex, with aromas of acacia honey, quince preserve, brioche, licorice. Delicately smoky with the tiniest, most elegant whiff of Virginia tobacco. An attractive, delicate, supple wine, yet sweet and silky. It remains elegant and distinguished because the very high level of residual sweetness is perfectly balanced by ripe acidity. Exceptionally rich and concentrated, it is not at all heavy or cloying on the palate. In my opinion, for a dessert wine, such balance and harmony is truly extraordinary and extremely rare.



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