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Entirely sourced in the Schoenenbourg, the 2011 Riesling Grossi Laüe offers a deep, clear, fresh and fine bouquet. Sourced in the best three parcels next to the Schoelhammer, the wine shows a clear and fine, yet warm and rich, bouquet of cooked white fruits along with sweet almond aromas. Rich and intense on the palate, this is a full-bodied, powerful and slightly bitter Riesling with firm, but slightly astringent, tannins. Bottled with 14.2% alcohol – the highest alcohol level the Hugels have ever bottled as Marc Hugel puts it. The acidity is rather low but still vital. Tasted in April 2017.
"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.
Famille Hugel introduces “GROSSI LAÜE” (great growth in the Alsace dialect). These wines mark a veritable return to the family’s timeless cultural values, profoundly anchored in its historic vineyards.