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: Very attractive to the eye with a nice and intense density, straw and lemon yellow with plenty of wonderful brightness and silvery sparkle over tight and sophisticatedly smooth legs.
Nose: Aromas of spring flowers, Granny Smith apples, white peaches, lilies and acacia blossoms. Generous and complex with an attractive purity in its expression, well-stated and full-flavoured with a nice harmony between the fruity aroma and an excellent minerality.
Palate: On the palate it leaves a sensation of fullness with all of the strength and lively noble temperament of the Riesling grape variety and its region’s river bed clay soil that guarantees its generosity, body and wonderful structure leaving a nice, full and long lasting finish. Best served at 8°C as an excellent aperitif or paired with Sea fish; roast turbot, ray in butter, king prawns and lobster, smoked eel , veal blanquette or roast pork.
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
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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.