Famille Hugel - Riesling Classic 2019
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
- Varietals: 100% Riesling
Recent News edit
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 92
Author: James Suckling
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
"A delightful Alsace dry riesling with discreet fruit-salad character and a hint of red-cherry alongside the apple, pear and citrus aromas. However, it’s not only the unusually subtle aromas for this category that make it stand out; the ripeness of the acidity is also impressive. Just a hint of tannin neatly supports the finish. Very food-friendly. Drink now."