Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014
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Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014

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"Exceptionally mild winter, with practically no frost. Very early budburst around 21 March led to 2 months of anxiety but finally no spring frost. Flowering began very early, around 30 May, which usually means an extremely precocious harvest like 2003, but was uneven and spread over 2 weeks, giving a little coulure especially on Gewurztraminer. In July and early August, record rainfall (147mm) and cool temperatures finally delayed maturity. A very dry September (27mm) without excessive heat ensured slow maturation under ideal conditions. Harvest began on 16 September and ended on 16 October. Yields were very low, lower even than 2013 or 2010. Perfectly healthy grapes, high acidity and superb maturity mean 2014 will be a hallmark vintage, especially for Riesling.  Harvested in the first days of harvest, exclusively by hand, from clay and limestone vineyards in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and balanced intensity." - Winery Notes

Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014 Tasting Notes

"This wine has a very youthful, fresh and dynamic colour with a shimmering crystalline pale pastel green colour and a scintillating surface, overlaid with hints of springtime, pistachio and verbena leaves.  It has a very nice and refreshing, open and expressive nose, which is rich with a sound and lively aroma; there is an agreeable and harmonious approach charged with the fruity spontaneity of green apples, white peaches, lemon balm and spring flowers.  On the palate it is a well-balanced and pleasant soft dry wine which is also fresh, refreshing, and pleasingly well-rounded, it calls out to be enjoyed, and leaves a nice, fruity and well stated aroma." - Winery Notes

Full Description

"Exceptionally mild winter, with practically no frost. Very early budburst around 21 March led to 2 months of anxiety but finally no spring frost. Flowering began very early, around 30 May, which usually means an extremely precocious harvest like 2003, but was uneven and spread over 2 weeks, giving a little coulure especially on Gewurztraminer. In July and early August, record rainfall (147mm) and cool temperatures finally delayed maturity. A very dry September (27mm) without excessive heat ensured slow maturation under ideal conditions. Harvest began on 16 September and ended on 16 October. Yields were very low, lower even than 2013 or 2010. Perfectly healthy grapes, high acidity and superb maturity mean 2014 will be a hallmark vintage, especially for Riesling.  Harvested in the first days of harvest, exclusively by hand, from clay and limestone vineyards in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and balanced intensity." - Winery Notes

Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014 Tasting Notes

"This wine has a very youthful, fresh and dynamic colour with a shimmering crystalline pale pastel green colour and a scintillating surface, overlaid with hints of springtime, pistachio and verbena leaves.  It has a very nice and refreshing, open and expressive nose, which is rich with a sound and lively aroma; there is an agreeable and harmonious approach charged with the fruity spontaneity of green apples, white peaches, lemon balm and spring flowers.  On the palate it is a well-balanced and pleasant soft dry wine which is also fresh, refreshing, and pleasingly well-rounded, it calls out to be enjoyed, and leaves a nice, fruity and well stated aroma." - Winery Notes

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