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HUGEL PINOT BLANC 2015 CUVEE LES AMOURS

$17.99
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  • HUGEL PINOT BLANC 2015 CUVEE LES AMOURS

A&E Wines

HUGEL PINOT BLANC 2015 CUVEE LES AMOURS

$17.99
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Grape variety:  Pinot Blanc

Producer: Famille Hugel

Alcohol content: 12.5%

Origin: Alsace, France

Notes:  Pale straw. A mainly Pinot Blanc nose of musk, white flowers, beeswax, pomaceous fruit and herbs (thyme, oregano, marjoram and sage). Showcases lovely juicy cut and fresh bite in the mouth, offering Granny Smith apple and ripe pear flavors. The finish is long, juicy and lively. There is real depth to this wine that speaks of old vines (in fact, they were planted in the 1960s). A blend of roughly 60% Pinot Blanc and 40% Auxerrois; Marc Hugel admits that the latter variety was very important about 40 years ago when grapes had difficulty reaching full ripeness but nowadays, with the advent of climate change, that is clearly not so important. This tastes so fresh it hardly seems like a 2015. Readers should note that this wine is called Les Amours (rather than Classic) in the rest of the world.

Food pairing: Apple salad, Caesar salad, Chicken and rice dishes