2021 Apostelhoeve Pinot Gris Barrique Louwberg Maastricht
This excellent Pinot Gris matured on small oak barriques from Dutch soil is made by vineyard Apostelhoeve from Maastricht, Limburg. A really nice Dutch topper!
The Hulst family has lived in and exploited the farm for many years. Originally a fruit-growing company, Hugo Hulst brought the vine to the Apostelhoeve in 1970. Hugo started with 25 acres as a trial. Thanks to the support of colleagues from France, Germany and Luxembourg and various wine-growing universities, the wines became a success. In an international wine panel test, the wines of the domain received international recognition: the three submitted wines received gold from an international jury.
Vineyard Apostelhoeve is now one of the most famous vineyards in the Netherlands, located south of the city of Maastricht on the Louwberg, in the extension of the Cannerberg on the west side of the Jekerdal. Currently, this beautiful winery has an area of 6 hectares that is used for viticulture. The grapes grow on a soil of pebble and marl with a layer of loess over it.
Under the warm humus-rich loess, the soil of the vineyards of Apostelhoeven contains several layers of marl (lime) and silex (pebble), typical ingredients for the taste of Apostelhoeve wines. most wines from Apostelhoeve are aged in stainless steel, but they have now placed eight wooden oak barriques on the domain for their toppers. This wine is bottled in strictly limited quantities as the 'Pinot Gris Barrique', a gastronomic delicacy. The wine has a very delicate taste but is full and firm in the mouth with nice fruit structures and refreshing acidity.
Wijngaard Apostelhoeve is one of the most famous and beautiful vineyards in the Netherlands. The winery is located south of the city of Maastricht on the Louwberg, an extension of the Cannerberg on the west side of the Jeker valley.
Wine grapes were grown in the Jeker valley as early as the Middle Ages. Around 1600 the 'Little Ice Age' ended this. Hugo Hulst, fruit grower, decided to build another vineyard at De Apostelhoeve in 1970. As a result, Apostelhoeve has now become the oldest functioning wine company in the Netherlands. Currently, this beautiful winery has an area of 6 hectares that is used for viticulture.
The soil consisting of pebble and marl with a layer of loess on top lends itself perfectly to the grape varieties: pinot gris, riesling, auxerrois and rivaner. Only white wines are made from these grape varieties, which are related in style and production to wines from Alsace and which also have a wonderful fresh, mineral taste.
Wijnhuis Apostelhoeve always works very carefully with all its processes. Take, for example, the harvest of the grapes. This is seen by this wine house as one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process. The time of harvest is mainly determined by the ripeness of the grape, as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers making their decision to choose according to the wine style they want to produce. The weather can also be the roster of harvesting with the threat of heat, rain, hail and frost that can damage the grapes and cause various vine diseases.
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You can of course buy Apostelhoeve wines online at Grandcruwijnen.nl, the wine trade with one of the largest wine collections in the Netherlands and Belgium, where you can order both special wines and wines for every budget. Quality products, fast delivery & reliable service that is Grand Crus!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Aged on wood, Spicy, Mineral, Rich, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|