A new selection “parcellaire” of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture. The unique clay soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Sporen give a characteristic density to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience.
“Nice deep lemon yellow colour, young and lively with abundant green hints, bright and fresh, it clings softly and tenderly to the glass. A fresh, open, expressive bouquet, fruity and aromatic, agreeably perfumed but not excessively, the fine characteristics of Gewurztraminer are displayed with lots of charm and delicacy. We discover with pleasure true aromas of passion fruit, mango, fresh pineapple, as well as very floral touches of rose, jasmine, acacia blossom, pistachio and fresh almond. The palate allows itself to be overwhelmed by a velvety softness, charming opulence and generosity, highlighted by a nicely aromatic freshness on the finish. Enjoy it now for its fine Gewurztraminer character and youthful charm, or keep it for 3 to 5 years. Serve it at 8°C as an aperitif, or with game terrine, foie gras, strong cheeses, munster or maroilles, and with tasty, slightly spicy dishes from China, Morocco or India.” (Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989)
“92/100. Bright yellow. Explosive aromas of fresh apricot, peach and baking spices. Fat, sweet and deep, with highly concentrated, almost syrupy fruit flavors that are framed and enlivened by ripe acidity. At once superripe and fresh, this wine has the structure and intensity to support its captivating sweetness. Finishes rich and long, with smoky nuances. Lovely Gewürztraminer, a variety that Hugel has always excelled with.” (Ian D’Agata, Vinous)