Region: Alsace, France
Hugel Estate Gewurztraminer 2017
A selection “parcellaire” of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture. The unique clay soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Sporen give a characteristic density to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience.
“A very intensely structured robe of golden apple yellow and early spring primrose flowers.
The bouquet is open and full-scented without overdoing it, a smooth flattering of brioche pastry, cinnamon, banana, pineapple, wild flower honey, rose and fresh lychee. The first impression when it hits the palate is one of high elegance, smooth, soft, sophisticated and rounded. It has a juicy and full-flavoured personality that leaves a pleasant fruity and perfumed sensation that remains very elegant and refined. A fine successor to the 2015 vintage.” Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989