2010 Famille Hugel Riesling 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 good quality plots on the Hugel estate in the heart of the grand cru Schoenenbourg, Alsace. It comes with a ‘Edition Limitée‘ (Limited Edition) mention on the label.
Elegant nose with good complexity: minerality, fresh citrusy aromas. Depth on the aromatic profile is provided by a discrete nutty character.
Good balance between a good acidity and just a little sweetness upfront quick balanced by the mineral acidic character that ends on a crisp finish.
Layered flavors of white pepper, lime, and freshly-cut grass.
This 2010 vintage Riesling feels still very young for a 6 years old. It should therefore have plenty of aging potential ahead to further open up and develop.
Enjoy within the next 10 years (<2026).
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