A fantastic vintage for this wine, ripe creamy but totally dry and sooooo food friendly with white meat dishes, pasta and mushroom based dishes such as rizotto. A wine that will still improve for years, building up its length and complexity for easily another 5 years. A wine not to miss, rated 91 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and an absolute bargain in the US. Look for the cool Ralph Steadman artwork on the label. I would buy this even if I would not have the keys of the Hugel cellars so why would you not ? Trust me, you won't regret. Cheers ! -Etienne Hugel
"Hugels 2007 Pinot Gris smells of smoked meat and sauteed mushrooms, ripe peach and pungent herbs. It displays a striking combination of creaminess and clarity, in part no doubt attributable to a frequent Hugel procedure of letting some lots undergo malo-lactic transformation and others not. Toasted hazelnut, diverse herbs, mushrooms, and subtle suggestions of bitter-sweet liquid floral perfume inform a juicy subtly saline finish. This is going to make a terrific table wine over the next 8-10 years."
The Wine Advocate
I'm saving this for a while and can hardly wait to try it. I'll update the review eventually. Meanwhile, who can resist the label! LOL
A very nice wine that goes with a lot of different food, especially during a warm summer. Perfect match with white meat or seafood and pasta. It can even stand up to a red sauce as long as it's not too rich. The wine itself has this remarkable profile of cream balanced with minerality and an earthy-woodsy palate.
easy, light, refreshing, and crisp. A nice pallet pleaser!