Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine) 2011 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine) 2011

     
  • Smoky
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:White
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

Low yields and a careful élevage have given this Pinot Gris very good concentration. It can best be defined with the words "complexity", "nobility" and "ageing potential". More info

The Pinot Gris in this cuvée is produced at low yields, yet is still able to express its full complexity and nobility. Cultivation in limestone soils lends it an attractively mineral character, while its delicate élevage gives it depth and a full body. It is made for keeping, revealing attractively smoky white fruit and brioche bread notes. A beautiful wine to be paired with (for example) foie gras mi-cuit.

Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras mi-cuit, Asperges au saumon fumé, Blanquette de veau aux champignons.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    The Pinot Gris in this cuvée is produced at low yields, yet is still able to express its full complexity and nobility. Cultivation in limestone soils lends it an attractively mineral character, while its delicate élevage gives it depth and a full body. It is made for keeping, revealing attractively smoky white fruit and brioche bread notes. A beautiful wine to be paired with (for example) foie gras mi-cuit.

    Information about domainHugel

    Hugel is a family operation that has been making wines since 1639; production is currently managed by the eleventh and twelfth generations, in the form of Jean-Philippe, Marc and Étienne, who endeavour to uphold the Hugel style developed by their ancestors. Their activities are divided between a wine merchant business and production in their own name, from the 26 hectare vineyard, located entirely in Riquewihr in the most prestigious crus and planted with traditional varieties in the following proportions: 40% Riesling, 40% Gewurztraminer, 15% (Tokay) Pinot Gris and 5% Pinot Noir. The oldest vines (around 60 years old) are from the family nursery. Hugel produces wine with rigorous respect for the environment: no fertilizers, very low yields, and green harvests at the end of July. The wine merchant activity is supplied solely by the purchase of grapes, from 115 hectares that are managed by growers under contract. All of the harvests are manual and will remain so. Hugel produces 110,000 cases of wine every year, 85% of which are exported. In order to preserve the wines' freshness and character, Hugel starts bottling in the spring. The Jubilee, VT and SGN cuvées are only produced in the best years, from the Domaine Viticole Hugel's Grands Crus vines. It is largely the Hugel family who have instigated the revival of this kind of wine. ssert wines in the world. Furthermore they have an almost unlimited longevity.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Pinot Gris
    • Producer/Owner: Hugel (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2011
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 100000
    • Volume: 30
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Smoky
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Pinot Gris
    Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine)
    Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe Hugel (Domaine)

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