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Hugal Riesling 2007

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6 x 75 cl 2007 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

Region: France

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  • 2007

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Winery: Hugel et Fils
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Hugel et Fils:
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intens... Read more
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensity. A mosaic of soils Because of its complex geology, Alsace has an infinite multitude of combined soil types. Centuries of experience have taught the winegrowers how best to match each vine variety to each type of soil. Riquewihr : the most noble wines of all the country From the Middle Ages, Riquewihr was renowned for "the most noble wines of all the country". The Hugel family’s vineyard estates cover more than 25 hectares, exclusively in Riquewihr, and almost half of which are in the Grand Cru zone. No use of fertiliser, low yields, vines averaging thirty years of age, thinning out of excess bunches, and picking always by hand, are all factors which contribute to rigorously high levels of quality. The finest vineyards of the region In addition to its own estates, the Hugel family purchases grapes and grapes alone, from growers under long-term contract, farming more than 100 hectares. Thanks to the skill of their growers, a dozen of the best villages of Alsace thereby contribute to the quality of "Hugel" wines. Their grapes are also always picked by hand, and according to a pre-arranged timetable. Read less

Member Reviews for Hugal Riesling

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Snooth User: kyyl79
1381865
3.50 5
02/17/2009

Reasonable price for a classic Alsatian riesling. Dry, with citrusy finish and not so much acid to restrict it to a wine for meals.


Snooth User: qwerty
9934556
3.50 5
02/22/2010

Good, but slightly more acidic than called for. Got better as it warmed-up. A goog example of the region for the price


External Reviews for Hugal Riesling

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

Pale, bright color. Reticent, pure nose hints at citrus peel and mint. Quite tight in the mouth, with strong acidity keeping the grapefruit and stone flavors in check today. But this juicy wine finishes with plenty of verve and length. I wouldn't broach this until at least the summer of 2009. This has 7.8 grams of acidity after about 20% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. A quaffable white, with lip-smacking acidity and flavors of lemon peel, apricot and white pepper. Clean, briny finish. Drink now through 2012. 2,500 cases imported. -AN


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/01/2009

Sometimes we think Alsace is the best-kept secret in the wine world. This value bottling is a perfect example. It's a perfectly balanced dry Riesling with ripe peach and apricot aromas.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

Attractively bright, pale yellow green in colour. A fragrant, clean, lively, refreshing wine, whose spring-like freshness of fruit and floral aromas makes it eminently quaffable.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

ST: 88 Points WS: 87 Points



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