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Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Hugel 2000

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Fruity and floral bouquet with a luscious texture. A dry wine with structure and hints of spice, exotic fruit and elegance. From the finest vineyards in Alsace, a great riesling for ageing and only made in exceptional years.

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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

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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03/24/2013

I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10.Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border.Indeed at some periods of history it was a part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine.AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'flute D'Alsace'This is also the only French AOC where the grape variety has to appear on the label. Hugel et Fils [www.hugel.com ] is one of the major Alsace wine houses operating as both a negociant and as a vineyard owner.It is still based in the village of Riquewihr where it was founded in 1639 by Hans Ulrich Hugel, a refugee from the Thirty Years War,whose family still run the business. I drank my bottle a couple of days ago with a meal of smoked mackerel and I did enjoy it.It is very dry and crisp and there is a peach like fruit with a hint of an almost citrus tang.However I thought there could have been a little more fruit and it was a bit austere.It was though an excellent accompaniment to my meal



Fruity and floral bouquet with a luscious texture. A dry wine with structure and hints of spice, exotic fruit and elegance. From the finest vineyards in Alsace, a great riesling for ageing and only made in exceptional years.

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