Quite a deep, intense colour, with pronounced straw yellow hints, it is nicely bright, with silky tears that run tightly down the side of the glass. The bouquet is soft and supple, intense, characteristically open and expressive, with fully ripe fruit notes, apricot, greengage, liquorice stick, a touch of buttery brioche, sesame seed, pistachio and fresh hazelnut. The wine fills the mouth, it is rich and well constructed, suave, velvety, soft and almost juicy, with a nice long aromatic finish.
A fine wine of character for gastronomic food : sea or river fish in sauce, crayfish or lobster, or spicy dishes, lamb curry, red mullet fillet with curcuma, monkfish with saffron. This wine will also go well with poultry, pheasant and white meats, veal cutlet with wild mushrooms, game terrine, duck foie gras.
Of all the Alsace varieties, Pinot Gris has the greatest ageing potential.
Residual Sugar: 7.5 g/L
Hugel & Fils, founded in 1639 in picturesque Riquewihr, Alsace, France, is still 100% family owned and managed by the 12th consecutive generation of the family. Vines have been cultivated in Alsace for more than 2,000 years and have brought great prosperity to the region. The second driest wine region in France, Alsace has a unique climate that enables the grapes to ripen slowly, giving dry, aromatic wines with great finesse and unequalled intensity: a perfect match for most Western and Asian cuisine.
- Pinot Grigio-Pinot Gris