2010 Famille Hugel Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe, Alsace
Grossi Laüe means ‘fine vineyards’ in Alsace dialect and is an equivalent term to the German Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru, though much less official. It is a new range of wines from Famille Hugel replacing the old Jubilee range.
This is a selection of the 3 finest plots of the Hugel estate in the chalky Pflostig cru, Alsace. It comes with a ‘Edition Limitée‘ (Limited Edition) mention on the label.
Fragrant and smooth-smelling, charming nose. It does deliver scents that feel silky, even though that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense from a scientific sensory perspective, you get the image and probably can relate to the image (?!?).
Aromatic profile is filled with ripe grapefruit and herbal spices.
The palate offers an equally smooth sensation; it’s silky.
This is an off-dry wine that does show a touch of sweetness, but you could argue that the overall feel is dry if you’re used to a little sugar in your Pinot Gris.
The finish is warm.