Hugel Grossi Laüe Riesling 2012

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Hugel Grossi Laüe Riesling 2012

Grossi Laüe signifies the finest vineyards in Alsace dialect and represents an equivalent to the German Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru. Great classic Riesling which is ready to drink but will gain in complexity for 8 years or more. Its minerality and long complex aftertaste will make it the ideal partner to fish or seafood dishes.

Hugel Grossi Laüe Riesling 2012

Grossi Laüe signifies the finest vineyards in Alsace dialect and represents an equivalent to the German
Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru.
THE VINTAGE
Harsh winter of 2011 with 26 days below zero. Early budding on April 7, May warm and dry and flowering
15 days ahead of time. Summer cool, damp and gloomy. Return to idyllic weather two weeks before harvest
started on September 12, without any precipitation from beginning to end.
Excellent maturity in a fair size crop with soft acidity. Wines already charming, easy to approach and early
to drink soon after bottling.
QUICK VIEW
Great classic Riesling which starts to show its promisses 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.
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Produced in a selection of the finest plots of the Hugel estate in the heart of the grand cru Schoenenbourg.
This fantastic historical terroir has been almost exclusively devoted to Riesling for centuries. Keuper, marl,
dolomite and gypsum, rich in fertilising agents, overlaid with fine layers of quaternary siliceous gravel,
Vosges sandstone and Muschelkalk, with at its eastern extremity outcrops of Lias marl limestones.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other
mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in
temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural
clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before
bottling, and the bottles are then aged extensively in our cellars until released for sale.
› Alcohol level 14.4°
› Residual Sugar (g/l) 3.7
› Acidity (g/l) 6.2
› pH 3.3
› Age of vines 30
› Yields 45 hl/ha
› Grapes Riesling 100%
Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989
The wine's colour is the young, fresh, pale green of pistachio nuts and spring lime-tree foliage with silver
highlights; it has a wonderful intensity, an alert dynamic brilliance and significant legs.
The bouquet is a clear, precise and frank statement of youthfulness with an agreeably perfumed fruity and
floral expression of aroma which leaves an impression of healthy and juvenile freshness; there is also an
elegantly subtle hint of minerality at first which will become more stated after a few years laid down. The
aroma combines spring flowers, fern, almond tree and pistachio nuts, white peach, lemon grass with a hint
of salt from the chalky mineral-rich soil. There is the notable signature of the great wine-making region which
is typical to a Riesling.
On the palate it is clearly a dry Riesling of the highest quality with a full, broad, juicy and strong structure,
complimented with a wonderful astringency which adds length and character to the flavour.
There is also a remarkably harmonious after-taste.
This is a wine which is fine for immediate consumption but which would benefit from a little patience to
allow it to develop the specific regional qualities and minerality that will give it an added aroma of white
piedmont truffle in 2 to 5 years.
Can be laid down for 15 to 20 years.
Best served at 10°C, should be decantered 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
This is a highly gastronomic wine which should be served with roast turbot, sole meunière, lobster, rock
lobster, sander, perch, poultry or other white meat. Roasted poultry, pasta with fresh white truffle.

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