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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sporen 'Grossi Laüe', Famille Hugel 2015

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From carefully chosen plots of the family's own Alsace vineyards on unique clay soil and an exceptional vintage. With fabulous highly concentrated fruit and low acidity, this powerful yet balanced wine has wonderful richness, silky texture and spice notes with refreshing mineral tang.
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Code: AL16821

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 3 - Dry, rich
  • Pinot Gris
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 14% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, diam

Famille Hugel

Hugel is one of the longest-established Alsace houses as well as being one of the most famous. The family firm has made wine in Riquewihr since 1639. As well as having extensive vineyard holdings of some 127 hectares (including grands crus Sporen and Schoenenbourg), Hugel also acts as a négociant buying grapes from other respected growers.

The late Johnny Hugel was one of the most influential winemakers in Alsace, not only championing Alsace at home and abroad, but also helping to formulate important protection laws. It was he who obtained official seal of approval for late-harvest vendange tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles designations. Under the thoughtful management of Johnny’s nephews, Marc and the late, sadly missed Etienne, the business remained in safe hands, and now their nephew and Etienne's children are involved in this great family tradition.

Marc is the current winemaker, and in fine tradition the firm continues to make some of the very best examples of late-harvest wines from riesling, gewurztraminer and muscat available in Alsace today.

The Jubilee range of wines was started in 1989 when Hugel celebrated its 350th anniversary. These were made only in very good or great vintages and were synonymous with high-quality wines. All but the pinot noir came from grand cru sites. The Jubilee range has now been replaced by the Grossi Laüe ('great growths' in Alsacien), taking a further step up in quality.

Members visiting the pretty town of Riquewihr, where Hugel is ...
Hugel is one of the longest-established Alsace houses as well as being one of the most famous. The family firm has made wine in Riquewihr since 1639. As well as having extensive vineyard holdings of some 127 hectares (including grands crus Sporen and Schoenenbourg), Hugel also acts as a négociant buying grapes from other respected growers.

The late Johnny Hugel was one of the most influential winemakers in Alsace, not only championing Alsace at home and abroad, but also helping to formulate important protection laws. It was he who obtained official seal of approval for late-harvest vendange tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles designations. Under the thoughtful management of Johnny’s nephews, Marc and the late, sadly missed Etienne, the business remained in safe hands, and now their nephew and Etienne's children are involved in this great family tradition.

Marc is the current winemaker, and in fine tradition the firm continues to make some of the very best examples of late-harvest wines from riesling, gewurztraminer and muscat available in Alsace today.

The Jubilee range of wines was started in 1989 when Hugel celebrated its 350th anniversary. These were made only in very good or great vintages and were synonymous with high-quality wines. All but the pinot noir came from grand cru sites. The Jubilee range has now been replaced by the Grossi Laüe ('great growths' in Alsacien), taking a further step up in quality.

Members visiting the pretty town of Riquewihr, where Hugel is based, might also enjoy a visit to an interesting wine-themed museum there established by Johnny’s brother, André Hugel, and to their excellent fine wine shop.
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The Observer

Pinot gris is French for pinot grigio, but this extravagantly rich, spicy, just-off-dry wine is about as far from the brisk, pale supermarket iteration of the variety as it’s possible to get. It’s...
Pinot gris is French for pinot grigio, but this extravagantly rich, spicy, just-off-dry wine is about as far from the brisk, pale supermarket iteration of the variety as it’s possible to get. It’s sumptuously rich with quince and baking spices, the perfect complement to turkey and all the trimmings.
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David Williams

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Very old-fashioned label (clever!). Quite sweet and rich. A little pungent. A historical point of interest rather than a great modern wine. Floral notes. Long.

Jancis Robinson MW

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