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HUGEL RIESLING GROSSI LAUE 2013 750ML
HUGEL RIESLING GROSSI LAUE 2013 750ML
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HUGEL RIESLING GROSSI LAUE 2013

WINEMAKER NOTES:
"Rarely have we seen a vintage subject to so many variations in the weather. The season started late with a damp spring and coulure, causing a smaller than usual crop. High temperatures and exceptional summer weather brought the grapes to perfect levels of maturity. Right from the start of our harvest on 1st October the grapes were very healthy and ripe, and so 2013 was a classic Alsace vintage of intense, pure, well balanced wines. Uneven weather at the very end of the harvest prevented any significant production of Late Harvest wines." -Jean-Frederic Hugel

Great classic Riesling which starts to show its promises but which will gain in complexity for 8 years or more. Its minerality and long complex aftertaste will make it the ideal partner to noble fish or seafood dishes.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:
WE95 Wine Enthusiast
The merest suggestion of ripe apricot beckons through an aromatic layer of dried lemon zest. The bone-dry palate then proceeds to push both these poles-the spiky taut lemon and the dreamy balm-like apricot-to their extremes in a wonderfully expansive but toned body. Concentration and finesse aligned to inherent power is what speaks from just a mouthful of this stuff. This is weapons-grade Riesling that kills with charm alone. The pure dry finish is outstanding.

JS94 James Suckling
"Tons of floral honey, candied citrus, papaya and pineapple, making this an unusual Alsace riesling. But it has a great balance and a very long, almost-silky finish. Impressive now, but will surely develop further in bottle."

WS92 Wine Spectator
Bright and mouthwatering, with a finely meshed profile of blood orange and melon fruit, apple blossom and pickled ginger, this delivers a lingering, minerally finish of stone and spice. Very appealing. Drink now through 2028.

750ML