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Hugel Alsace Pinot Blanc 'Les Armours' 2009

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It is now the most planted varietal in Alsace. Delicate, subtle and well built, it makes an excellent apéritif because, although nicely rounded, it is also refreshing. The perfect all-purpose dry white wine, it goes well with country buffets, seafood and white meats. Wine Makers Notes

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Hugel et Fils:
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

Editorial Reviews for Hugel Alsace Pinot Blanc 'Les Armours'

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,847
4.00 5
03/26/2013

A touch of woodsy-ness greets the nose, followed by mineral and white pepper-inflected white pear fruit topped with a gentle floral tone. A bit of a fruit bomb, in a good way. This packs in vibrant acidity and a modest degree of richness while delivering intense flavors of fresh apple and apricot fruit, with soft melon accents. The finish is rather long and adds in great mineral cut and a gently plummy floral nuance in the mouth. This is really quite impressive and delicious. 90 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,847
3.50 5
08/05/2014

Slightly earthy and dusty on the nose with attractively nuanced heirloom apple and sweet apple pie aromas. This packs in a lot of power and great intensity on the palate with bright and vivid green apple and spiced fruit flavors that benefit from the slight edge of RS here. All apple skins and faint green herbs akin to spearmint on the backend, this finishes on the short side but cleanly and with a refreshing hint of minerality. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,847
4.40 5
08/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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0.00 5
03/28/2013

2009 Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee les Amours Alsace 12% $15 A touch of woodsy-ness greets the nose, followed by mineral and white pepper-inflected white pear fruit topped with a gentle floral tone. A bit of a fruit bomb, in a good way. This packs in vibrant acidity and a modest degree of richness while delivering intense flavors of fresh apple and apricot fruit, with soft melon accents. The finish is rather long and adds in great mineral cut and a gently plummy floral nuance in the mouth. This is really quite impressive and delicious. 90 points


External Reviews for Hugel Alsace Pinot Blanc 'Les Armours'

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Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

A clean-cut white, with bright, citrusy acidity framing flavors of candied lemon zest, green melon, almond and smoke. A refreshing, easy-drinking sipper. Drink now. 300 cases imported. –AN


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

A clean-cut white, with bright, citrusy acidity framing flavors of candied lemon zest, green melon, almond and smoke. A refreshing, easy-drinking sipper. Drink now. 300 cases imported. -AN



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It is now the most planted varietal in Alsace. Delicate, subtle and well built, it makes an excellent apéritif because, although nicely rounded, it is also refreshing. The perfect all-purpose dry white wine, it goes well with country buffets, seafood and white meats. Wine Makers Notes

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