Clos Ste. Hune

Clos Ste. Hune

It is not often that you get the chance to visit a legend of the wine world, but that is exactly what I did last week.

The picturesque hamlet of Hunawihr is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Founded in the 7th century by Hunon, whose wife Hune (the Saint of washerwomen) gives the village its name.

Clos Ste. Hune, produces some of the very finest dry Rieslings in the world. Comprising of only 1.67 hectares and situated in the Grand Cru Rosacker vineyard, it has been owned by the Trimbach family for almost 2 centuries.

Many of the vines are over 50 years of age, planted on a limestone and calcareous soil, the resultant wines are pure of expression with characterful minerality and extraordinary concentration of fruit. The wines are so highly prized that wine enthusiasts from around the globe snap them up almost as soon as they are released.

Flowers Clos Ste. Hune

When I visited, 26th May 2018, the vines were looking very healthy but were yet to flower. I will keep you updated as to their development over the course of the next few, important weeks.

 

 

[AB4]To be determined.

[AB5]Winery to be determind.

[AB6]Winery to be determined.

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