Riesling Classic 2015

Famille Hugel


Terroir: The grapes used to produce Hugels “Classic” wines come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr.

Vinification: Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats followed by natural clarification in nuetral vessels over the winter. The wine is lightly fined and gently filtered prior to bottling in the spring.

From The Wine Advocate “New is the Classic (former Hugel) range that represents “the essence of the pure, dry Famille Hugel style” and now includes Muscat and Pinot Gris, along with all the other noble grapes. The grapes of the Classic range are predominantly purchased but obligatory hand-picked from vineyards with clay-limestone soils in Riquewihr and neighbouring villages, and give classic gastronomic wines with a dry expression.”

Additional Information

The Famille Hugel signature wine. This dry Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its wonderful balance and elegance.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Alsace
  • Winemaker: Marc Hugel
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: 20+ years
  • Yield: 68 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 7.85 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.7 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
    This bright, open-knit white shows a smoky, mineral-laced overtone and flavors of crunchy green pear and blanched almond, with hints of pine and lemon zest. Snappy finish. Drink now through 2025.
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
    "The 2015 Riesling Classic has a very intense and even dried white-seed fruit aroma on the nose, that leads to a round, intense and very aromatic palate with a good acidity. However, that cannot take the warm character away which also shows some tannins. The finish is fresh, but a bit dry and rustic, too."

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