Hugel Riesling

£18.50

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Producer: Famille Hugel
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 14%

Colour: Light Yellow
Nose: Lime, Kiwi
Palate: Gooseberry, Minerality

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SKU: FRA_WHI_HUGEL_RIESLING Category: Tag:

Description

The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XVth century.
Some two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which had been devastated by the terrible Thirty Years War. Vines have been cultivated in Alsace for more than 2,000 years, and brought great prosperity to the region, particularly in the Middle Ages. Until the early XVIIth century, Alsace was the largest and most renowned wine-producing region in the Germanic Holy Roman Empire. Hugel production averages 110,000 cases per year, of which around 90% is exported to more than 100 countries worldwide, where “Alsace” is often synonymous with “Hugel”. Made exclusively from hand-harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequaled intensity.

TASTING NOTES
A very fresh yellow, pale green with full and lively legs. The aroma is still a bit restrained and fruitiness of lime, fresh kiwi, lemongrass, gooseberry, fresh moss and a lightly mineral flinty nuance. On the palate this is a dry, refreshing and lively wine with a pleasant sense of tension and vivacity which enlivens the palate, it’s rounded and full flavour amply quenches the thirst.

FOOD PAIRING
Ideal served now as an aperitif or served with seafood, fresh shellfish, fish Carpaccio, king prawns, cold cuts or a quiche Lorraine. Smoked fish, eel, bacon, smoked or dried ham.

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