Hugel Classic Riesling 2016

Hugel Classic Riesling 2016
$24.99
$22.49

SKU 03916

750ml

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For over 370 years and with 13-family generations the Hugel family has produced beautiful classic wines of Alsace. Known today for their passion and modern outlook, the dynamic Hugel family, located in the fortified village of Riquewihr, has earned a worldwide reputation for their Alsace wines. The grapes used to produce Hugel's Classic Rieslings come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr. Made with sustainable farming practices and Clay and Limestone soils, the average age of the vines is 20+ years. 2016 is a classic vintage for current drinking or aging. Look for ripe stone fruit, green apple, mineral and ripe lemon zest complexities in this aromatic and exquisitely balanced Riesling. Fresh and totally thirstquenching, this is an outstanding example of dry Riesling.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Alsace
Brand Hugel
Alcohol/vol 12%
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Wine EnthusiastGlints of very ripe, juicy pear and clementine on the nose turn into aromatic mandarin on the lively, open and absolutely fruit-laden palate that has both the juiciness and tartness of ripe citrus. Despite the light body the fruit fills mouth and mind. The finish is dry, clean, fresh and has a tropical echo.

Anne Krebiehl, August 1, 2018
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James SucklingThis is a real charmer in a way the basic Riesling from Hugel never was before. The fruit aromas practically leap out at you, ranging from pineapple to apple, citrus, peach and Mirabelle. Somehow this properly dry Riesling manages to taste full-bodied, fully ripe, yet also charming and refreshing. The acidity is lively, but the finish is silky in a way thats not normal for wines of this category. Just over 50% estate fruit, just under 50% bought in (all from south of Colmar on limestone-clay or similar soils).

December 1, 2016

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