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Exceptionally mild winter, with practically no frost. Very early budburst around 21 March led to 2 months of anxiety but finally no spring frost. Flowering began very early, around 30 May, which usually means an extremely precocious harvest like 2003, but was uneven and spread over 2 weeks, giving a little coulure especially on Gewurztraminer. In July and early August, record rainfall (147mm) and cool temperatures finally delayed maturity. A very dry September (27mm) without excessive heat ensured slow maturation under ideal conditions. Harvest began on 16 September and ended on 16 October. Yields were very low, lower even than 2013 or 2010. Perfectly healthy grapes, high acidity and superb maturity mean 2014 will be a hallmark vintage, especially for Riesling.

  • Year: 2014
  • Producer: Famille Hugel
  • Dominant Varietal: Pinot Bianco / Pinot Blanc
88 Points
Vinous Antonio Galloni
"Gold-tinged straw. Tangerine, honeyed apricot and lavender on the superripe, spicy nose (thats the Auxerrois showing off its true colors). Rich and spicy in the mouth too, with ripe orchard fruit flavors lifted by lemon, lime and fresh herbs. A touch overripe and almost sweet on the moderately persistent finish: although the numbers say this has only 2.8 g/l residual sugar and 4.4 g/l total acidity (and a technically low 3.13 pH), this Pinot Blanc struck me as a little heavy-handed. Perhaps the yield, down 15% in 2013, was too low here. I actually prefer the 2012 Pinot Blanc."

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Hugel Pinot Blanc 2014 750Ml

country: France/region: Alsace

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