Famille Hugel - Riesling Classic 2017
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 Details editThe 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.
It is our most demanding variety as it is also the latest ripening. Dry and elegant, it expresses itself best on our steepest slopes with the most complex minerality.
- Appellation: Alsace
- Winemaker: Marc Hugel
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, Limestone
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- Avg Vine Age: 20+ years
- Yield: 68 hl/ha
- Alcohol: 12.7%
- Ttl Acidity: 7.85 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 3.7 g/l
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- Pack Size: 12/375ml, 12/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 89744-36497 5
- Varietals: 100% Riesling
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91
Author: Anne Krebiehl
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
"A hint of spring blossom precedes clean citrus notes on the nose of this refreshing wine. The palate is light but concentrated, fruity but dry and caressed by lemon brightness. The finish is dry and mouthwatering."
Vinous Rating: 90
Author: Ian D'Agata
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
"Straw-green. Lovely green apple, mint, and nectarine aromas. Very precise and suave, featuring juicy orchard fruit and minty herb flavors. Finishes classically dry, long and floral. Made with roughly 50% bought grapes, but as production levels were low in 2017, there’s only about 100,000-110,000 bottles available this year instead of the customary 120,000. Really lovely entry-level Riesling."