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Hugel et Fils Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Jubilee 2005

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"Hugel Tradition" wines are made partly from the best grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. Depending on the vintage, they include an important amount of grapes from the Hugel estate. The colour is very young but nonetheless quite deep, silky and supple in appearance. This Pinot Gris is an attractive pale yellow colour, with nice depth, still young. The expressive, fruit-driven bouquet is already quite open, a fresh and elegant palette of very ripe fruit aromas, apricot, greengage, a hint of honey and liquorice, remarkably well-balanced and tempting. On the palate, the harmony, structure and balance are exemplary. Just dry enough to offset a lively, perky freshness, it is soft and tender yet not heavy, with a long, elegant finish. This is a classic, textbook Alsace Pinot Gris, well-made, authentic, a great success. It is too good not to enjoy already, but it can be aged ; it will be perfect in 4 or 5 years. Serve at 8°C with fish, shellfish, lobster, crayfish, white meat, veal, pork, poultry and game birds.

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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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Snooth User: winescribbler
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12/16/2008

A 100% Pinot Gris and a super match with the canapé - Butter Chicken with coriander on a tiny poppadom - the butter really balancing the wine and the coriander bringing freshness adding to the lovely long-lasting taste. http://www.spittoon.biz/wine_and_food_matching_ideas_f.html


Snooth User: yasaminb
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11/24/2009

This is a fairly sweet white that shows how good Alsatian wines can be—it's rich, oily, and fatty in the best senses of those words. The apricot intensity and long finish can improve in your cellar for a few years. An anchor of Alsace since 1639, Hugel is also one of the most widely distributed of the region's producers; look for its Riesling, too.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2009

The 2005 Pinot Gris Tradition - just now being released - smells of ripe peach, grapefruit, and brown spices. An oily texture and imposing richness in the mouth are nicely balanced by hints of juicy citrus and the finish is refined and poised, with ... Robert Parker. A Pinot Gris wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Hugel Pinot Gris 'Hugel' Tradition 750ml


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Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

The colour is youthful but deep, with a quite syrupy, luscious appearance. The bouquet, intensely aromatic, is rich and superbly mature, a festival of honey, acacia blossom, molene, liquorice stick, apricot and yellow peach. Opulent, velvety, ripe, well-built and full-bodied, it embalms the palate. Distinguished and with definite character, this is a highly gastronomic wine that will age well. It will be perfect in from 2 to 5 years but can be kept for 15 to 20 years. Serve it between 8 and 10C with complex, richly flavoured dishes, foie gras, pan-fried goose liver, lobster, crayfish, crab, sea bass, roast chicken, pheasant with cabbage, rack of milk-fed veal, braised truffles. 2 August 2007


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Pinot Gris wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Hugel Pinot Gris 'Hugel' Tradition 750ml


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Hugel Pinot Gris Tradition 2005 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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"Hugel Tradition" wines are made partly from the best grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. Depending on the vintage, they include an important amount of grapes from the Hugel estate. The colour is very young but nonetheless quite deep, silky and supple in appearance. This Pinot Gris is an attractive pale yellow colour, with nice depth, still young. The expressive, fruit-driven bouquet is already quite open, a fresh and elegant palette of very ripe fruit aromas, apricot, greengage, a hint of honey and liquorice, remarkably well-balanced and tempting. On the palate, the harmony, structure and balance are exemplary. Just dry enough to offset a lively, perky freshness, it is soft and tender yet not heavy, with a long, elegant finish. This is a classic, textbook Alsace Pinot Gris, well-made, authentic, a great success. It is too good not to enjoy already, but it can be aged ; it will be perfect in 4 or 5 years. Serve at 8°C with fish, shellfish, lobster, crayfish, white meat, veal, pork, poultry and game birds.

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