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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours 2011
Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours 2011
(search item no. 128339)
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PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Lady (whose name is unfortunately not remembered) remarked many times throughout that fated lunch how lovely the Hugel Pinot Blanc was and a fitting name might be Cuvée Les Amoureux (the lover's blend). As it was, the Hugel family had already been trying to find a suitable way to distinguish Hugel Pinot Blanc from other Pinots, while making it recognizably French. It is the most approachable wine of Alsace and also the most consistent year in year out. Not far in style from an unoaked Chardonnay such as a Macon or Chablis.
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About Hugel:

In the cellars, the oldest of which dates back to 1551, can be seen rows of oak wine casks, over one hundred years old, crafted by the forefathers of the present generation of Hugels now running the company. Near them is the oldest cask in the world still in use: the Sainte Caterine, which has a capacity of 8,800 litres. It was built in 1715, the year in which Louis XIV died.

The company has always maintained its family character and is determined to keep it that way. The vineyards are owned and farmed by individual members of the family whereas the company owns the buildings and machinery.