Famille Hugel Grossi Laüe Riesling 2011
Grapes : Riesling 100%
The wine’s colour is the young, fresh, pale green of pistachio nuts and spring lime-tree foliage with silver
highlights; it has a wonderful intensity, an alert dynamic brilliance and significant legs.
The bouquet is a clear, precise and frank statement of youthfulness with an agreeably perfumed fruity and
floral expression of aroma which leaves an impression of healthy and juvenile freshness; there is also an
elegantly subtle hint of minerality at first which will become more stated after a few years laid down. The
aroma combines spring flowers, fern, almond tree and pistachio nuts, white peach, lemon grass with a hint of
salt from the chalky mineral-rich soil. There is the notable signature of the great wine-making region which is
typical to a Riesling.
On the palate it is clearly a dry Riesling of the highest quality with a full, broad, juicy and strong structure,
complimented with a wonderful astringency which adds length and character to the flavour.
There is also a remarkably harmonious after-taste.
This is a wine which is fine for immediate consumption but which would benefit from a little patience to allow
it to develop the specific regional qualities and minerality that will give it an added aroma of white piedmont
truffle in 2 to 5 years.
Can be laid down for 15 to 20 years.
Best served at 10°C, should be decantered 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
This is a highly gastronomic wine which should be served with roast turbot, sole meunière, lobster, rock
lobster, sander, perch, poultry or other white meat. Roasted poultry, pasta with fresh white truffle.
• THE Icon of Alsace… flag bearer of the region, with its yolk-yellow label… rechristened Grossi Laüe, using the local dialect, earning 98 points from James Suckling, 97 points from Parker and perfect score for a dry Riesling from Alsace, by Michel Bettane, the most respected critic of France and of the world, never before done by him.
|Region, Sub Region
Medium to Full bodied