"Classic" Pinot Gris is one of the Hugel family secrets first released with the fabulous 2006 vintage. This new release is from a drastic selection of the best grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around the village of Riquewihr and includes an sizable amount of grapes declassified from some Grand Cru vineyards of the Hugel estate. The hand picked grapes were taken intact to the presses, filled by gravity, the must decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled vats with natural yeasts. The wine is the purest expression of the grapes, with a very natural and non-intervention vinification.
Wine SpectatorA firm backbone of acidity enlivens the flavors of forest floor, dried apricot, papaya, wax, anise and ginger in this aromatic white. Lightly zesty, with a hint of smoky minerality on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,600 cases imported.