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 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.
“The aroma is pleasant with a nice balance, fresh without arrogance, expressive and the subtly aromatic fruitiness of Granny Smith apples, lime, kiwi, spring flowers, hawthorn and a lightly mineral touch of the Riquewihr’s marl and chalk soil.
On the palate this is a wonderful Riesling with everything it needs to impose the pedigree style of its grape varieties; strong and generous juicy flavour with an agreeable salinity. The aftertaste is refined, refreshing flavoursome and long-lasting.
This is a fine example of a Riesling typical combination of soil-type and grape variety.
Ideal for serving immediately. After laying down for 5 to 8 years it would be best served at 8°C with sea-fish: Sea fish, roast turbot, ray in butter, king prawns and lobster, pike in Riesling, smoked eel, veal blanquette, Arctic char. Sushi, marinated fish, Carpaccio.” Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989 :
“93/100. The nose is rather closed but gives faint notions of waxy honeycomb. The palate is alive with lemon freshness to counter that textural waxiness that creates the backdrop of the palate. This wine has concentation and impact with its lemony power despite the relative slenderness of the body. The finish is dry, long and vivid.” (Wine Enthusiast)