The wines in the ‘Estate’ range epitomise the true expression of the great terroirs of Riquewihr and come entirely from selected plots on the family estate.
A new selection “parcellaire” of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture. The unique marl soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Schoenenbourg give a characteristic minerality to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience.
Colour: A young and intense lemon and straw yellow colour with numerous pale green and lime-tree foliage highlights.
Nose: Sophisticated, expressive, intense aroma of perfectly ripe Gewürztraminer grapes; strongly scented yet delicate and refined. Hints of fresh roses, lily, passion fruit, litchi, mango, cardamom, orange blossom, freshly baked cake, acacia honey.
Palate: The first impression when it hits the palate is one of high elegance, smooth, soft, sophisticated and rounded. It has a juicy and full-flavoured personality that leaves a pleasant fruity and perfumed sensation that remains very elegant and refined. This is a gastronomic wine that is great for drinking now or can be laid down for 5 to 12 years, best served at 8°C. Perfect paired with rich, spicy dishes, smoked fish, Oriental dishes.
Grape Varieties: 100% Gewürztraminer
History of Hugel
Hugel & Fils, founded in 1639 in picturesque Riquewihr, Alsace, France, is still 100% family owned and managed by the 12th consecutive generation of the family. Vines have been cultivated in Alsace for more than 2,000 years and have brought great prosperity to the region. The second driest wine region in France, Alsace has a unique climate that enables the grapes to ripen slowly, giving dry, aromatic wines with great finesse and unequalled intensity: a perfect match for most Western and Asian cuisine.
The family owns a 30 hectares estate of prime sites in Riquewihr, mostly classed Grand Cru, and buys grapes from a further 110 hectares farmed under contract. The Hugel estates are planted with only the noble Alsace grape varieties, with vines averaging 35 years of age.
The Hugel family are members of the The Hugel family are members of the Primum Familiae Vini – an exclusive association of some of the world’s most prestigious wine dynasties – which promotes the values of family wine producers.