2007 Hugel Pinot Gris SGN "S" 75CL
The bouquet is complex, generous, rich, mellow, totally charming and harmonious.
The aroma of over-ripe grapes, affected by the finest botrytis cinerea, is soft and delicate, with a deft touch of freshness that is very rare in a wine of such class. Aromas of honey blossom, acacia, candied orange peel, fig, date, dried apricot, liquorice, fresh saffron, bergamot?
This is a deliciously flavourful wine, as mellow as can be, rich in sugar but surprisingly delicate and refined, aided by a touch of the finest and most elegant natural acidity.
The taste is perfect and infinitely long, awakening the senses to a long moment of meditation and a perception of umami.
A wine to enjoy as soon as you are lucky enough to possess a few bottles, or to keep for up to 15 to 20 years.
Drink it at 8°C with friends, to share an unforgettable moment of tasting pleasure, or to celebrate an exceptional event, or just for the sensual pleasure it gives. Serve it with foie gras or desserts that are not too sweet or iced.
"The wine is already in the grape". As soon as they arrive at the "Hugel" premises in the heart of Riquewihr, the grapes are classified according to precise and strict criteria of quality.
Despite its modest size, the Hugel company enjoys a worldwide reputation. Present in practically every great restaurant in France, almost 80% of "Hugel" wines are exported, to more than 100 countries. The Hugel family was elected by its peers to membership of the "PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI", an association of 12 family wine companies in the major wine producing regions of the world. It is also a member of the Henokiens, an international association of family businesses that are all more than two hundred years old.
These wines made from single berry selection of overripe and shriveled grapes picked one by one and produced in the greatest years only. The action of noble rot (botrytis cinerea) gives them an almost unlimited ability to age. They are part of the elite of the greatest wines in France. An absolute nectar! Great specialty for several generations of the Hugel family, who drafted the law on late harvest. Wine with great power and longevity to taste religiously by itself during a special occasion.
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