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Hugel et Fils Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Sélection de Grains Nobles 1998

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Lively orange and pineapple aromas. Lovely freshness in the mouth. Not especially thick or sweet (109 g/l r.s.) thanks to lively acidity. This is less rich but finer than the '97, and very long on the aftertaste. 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Gris wine from Alsace in France. 1998 Hugel Pinot Gris 'Hugel' Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml

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Hugel et Fils:
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 intensi... 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. Hugel et Fils is one of the major Alsace wine houses operating both as a vineyard owner and as a negociant. I was founded in 1639 in the small town of Riquewihr  by Hans Ulrich Hugel,a refugee from the Thirty Years War,whose family still run the business. 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

External Reviews for Hugel et Fils Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Sélection de Grains Nobles

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Lively orange and pineapple aromas. Lovely freshness in the mouth. Not especially thick or sweet (109 g/l r.s.) thanks to lively acidity. This is less rich but finer than the '97, and very long on the aftertaste. 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Gris wine from Alsace in France. 1998 Hugel Pinot Gris 'Hugel' Selection de Grains Nobles 375ml


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Hugel Pinot Gris Grains Nobles 1998 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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