|Grape Varieties||100% Gewurztraminer|
|ABV (Alcohol By Volume)||12,7%|
|Residual Sugar||96 g/l|
|Bottle Size (Cl)||75cl|
Produced from over-ripened grapes in a selection of the oldest plots of the Hugel estate in the heart of the grand cru Sporen made up of Lias clay-marl, decalcified on the surface, exceptionally rich in phosphoric acid.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged extensively in our cellars until released for sale. This wine may with time show natural sediment of tartrate crystals.
Lively, very young colour, pale green, clear, remarkably bright, deep and intense despite its youthful age.The bouquet is frank and open, refined, elegant, perfectly aromatic and perfumed yet not exuberant.All in all, this wine is bewitchingly expressive, yet still full of freshness. Fresh pineapple, mango, passion fruit, white peach, ginger, rose, jasmine, mignonette, lily…On the palate it is dry, slightly taut, juicily crunchy, soft, supple and nicely balanced. Its finish explodes with fruit and perfume, yet is not heavy… and it is perfectly capable of charming you into a second glass…
As an aperitif, with slightly spicy cuisine, Chinese, Moroccan or Indonesian, with lobster and crayfish tails, or with strong cheeses : munster, maroilles ; you also can serve it with white meat, veal, pork and game birds, pheasant, partridge.