Region: Alsace, France
Hugel Estate Riesling 2016
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.
“For the nose it is 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 which is quite unusual considering its youth. Spring flowers, Granny Smith apples, white peaches, lilies, acacia blossom. 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.
Ideal for immediate consumption. This is a gastronomic wine that can be laid down for 5 to 12 years, best served at 8°C.
Sea fish: roast turbot, ray in butter, king prawns and lobster, pike in Riesling, smoked eel, Arctic char. Coq au Riesling, veal Blanquette, roast pork.” Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989