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Pinot Noir
Qr code Pinot Noir HUGEL 2004

Photo Serge Dubs

Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989 :

Griotte cherry red in colour, with a little hint of purple, lively and youthful in appearance.
It has a pure, clean, open, floral, aromatic soft fruit bouquet of cherry, wild raspberry and cranberry.
Pleasant, agreeable, easy to enjoy, it is light and delicately refreshing on the palate, full of flavour and with a nice ripe fruit aftertaste.
An easy-drinking light red wine to enjoy at its youthful best within two years, lightly chilled at 15°C, with grilled meat, roast poultry, pot-au-feu, charcuterie etc.
29 July 2006

Pinot Noir HUGEL 2004

AOC Alsace

Made from the famous grape variety of Burgundy, this agreeable red wine presents a distinctive Alsace character. Supple, with intense fruit, it can be drunk with charcuterie, red meat and cheese.

Quick View :
Pinot Noir now represents 8% of the total production of Alsace and with global warming the wines are steadily gaining in density.

The vintage :
The years go by, but each is different from the last. After a 2003 vintage that was one of the earliest ever recorded, but with greatly reduced volumes and low acidity, 2004 was a much more "normal" vintage. The grapes were remarkably healthy to begin with, levels of acidity were excellent, and a comfortable volume was forecast.
After a generally damp summer, exceptionally fine weather in September sealed the destiny of this vintage, before conditions deteriorated from mid-October onwards.

In the vineyard :
Harvested exclusively by hand from clay and limestone vineyards in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr.

Winemaking :
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the winery, they are 100% destemmed and macerated for 6 to 7 days. After malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is matured in vats until it is bottled in early summer the following year.
The bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.

Presentation :
Photos of bottles and labels, 3 definitions, max 300dpi

Grapes :
Pinot Noir : 100%

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