Hugel et Fils Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Hugel Blanc de Blancs 2004

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2004 VINTAGE: The years go by, but each is different from the last. After a 2003 vintage that was one of the earlies...

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We Speak Wine
Troy, NY (150 mi)
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375ml
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Shows great minerality and intensity for an entry-level wine. Pencilly aromas, with an element akin to graphite, but also citrus and green-apple fr... Read more

Shows great minerality and intensity for an entry-level wine. Pencilly aromas, with an element akin to graphite, but also citrus and green-apple fr... Read more

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/26/2009

WE: 90 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/08/2014

Shows great minerality and intensity for an entry-level wine. Pencilly aromas, with an element akin to graphite, but also citrus and green-apple fruit. The flavors stay focused: green apple and lemon mixed with stony, minerally notes. It's only medium-bodied, but the finish is long and almost painfully intense. - J.C. ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: We Speak Wine
02/06/2012

Shows great minerality and intensity for an entry-level wine. Pencilly aromas, with an element akin to graphite, but also citrus and green-apple fruit. The flavors stay focused: green apple and lemon mixed with stony, minerally notes. It's only medium-bodied, but the finish is long and almost painfully intense. - J.C. ** Only 18 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
11/14/2013

Shows great minerality and intensity for an entry-level wine. Pencilly aromas, with an element akin to graphite, but also citrus and green-apple fruit. The flavors stay focused: green apple and lemon mixed with stony, minerally notes. It's only medium-bodied, but the finish is long and almost painfully intense. - J.C. ** Only 16 in Stock **


Winemaker's Notes:

2004 VINTAGE: The years go by, but each is different from the last. After a 2003 vintage that was one of the earliest ever recorded, but with greatly reduced volumes and low acidity, 2004 was a much more "normal" vintage. The grapes were remarkably healthy to begin with, levels of acidity were excellent, and a comfortable volume was forecast. After a generally damp summer, exceptionally fine weather in September sealed the destiny of this vintage, before conditions deteriorated from mid-October onwards. A vintage without late-harvest VT or SGN wines for us, but with fine, classic wines of great aromatic purity. VINIFICATION: Classic "Hugel" wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. TASTING NOTES: (by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989) Still very young in colour, a shimmering pale green, translucent, bright and crystal-clear. Fragrant and lively bouquet of crisp, spring-like fruit aromas, crunchy green apple, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, fresh moss, new-mown hay and almonds, a frank and youthful Pinot Blanc character yet with its own restraint and discretion. Attractively dry, lively and easygoing, it first sharpens the palate, then quenches the thirst and finally allows a fleeting sensation of what the future will hold after it has had the time to open up a little. Its youthful character dominates at present, making it agreeable to enjoy within the year, but it is a wine that will reach its full potential in from 2 to 4 years. Drink it at 8°C as an aperitif, with seafood, poached sea and freshwater fish, asparagus and goat's cheese. 7 June 2005

2004 VINTAGE: The years go by, but each is different from the last. After a 2003 vintage that was one of the earliest ever recorded, but with greatly reduced volumes and low acidity, 2004 was a much more "normal" vintage. The grapes were remarkably healthy to begin with, levels of acidity were excellent, and a comfortable volume was forecast. After a generally damp summer, exceptionally fine weather in September sealed the destiny of this vintage, before conditions deteriorated from mid-October onwards. A vintage without late-harvest VT or SGN wines for us, but with fine, classic wines of great aromatic purity. VINIFICATION: Classic "Hugel" wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. TASTING NOTES: (by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989) Still very young in colour, a shimmering pale green, translucent, bright and crystal-clear. Fragrant and lively bouquet of crisp, spring-like fruit aromas, crunchy green apple, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, fresh moss, new-mown hay and almonds, a frank and youthful Pinot Blanc character yet with its own restraint and discretion. Attractively dry, lively and easygoing, it first sharpens the palate, then quenches the thirst and finally allows a fleeting sensation of what the future will hold after it has had the time to open up a little. Its youthful character dominates at present, making it agreeable to enjoy within the year, but it is a wine that will reach its full potential in from 2 to 4 years. Drink it at 8°C as an aperitif, with seafood, poached sea and freshwater fish, asparagus and goat's cheese. 7 June 2005

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