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Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Tradition 2011

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2011 Hugel et Fils Riesling 750ml

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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

Editorial Reviews for Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Tradition

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/16/2012

This is quite perfumed with an early blast of white pepper on the nose followed by layers of floral, honeyed and exotic fruit notes that show hints of guava and lychee. Exhibiting lovely balance in the mouth, this seems light and bright on entry before the richness of fruit makes itself known on the mid-palate. Lovely depth of flavor with a hint of coconut milk accents the under-ripe apricot fruit of the mid-palate. More spicy flavors return on the moderately long finish. There’s a nice edge of sweetness here though this is quite dry. 92pts


Member Reviews for Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Tradition

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Snooth User: ElChamucoBlanco
853584342
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/30/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518884
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/24/2008

A blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat is bound to give a complexity of flavours - ginger, citrus, spices - a lovely little wine http://www.spittoon.biz/alsace_wine_with_food_thoughts.html


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518884
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/24/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,451
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/17/2012

The nose was highly expressive with peach, Lemon curd, almond skins, yellow flowers and sweet cream. On the palate, it was soft and rich yet juicy with flavors of apricot, citrus and orange rind. The finish was remarkably long with citrus-tinged inner floral notes.


Snooth User: magnusarthur
1238605
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/08/2009

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Tradition

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

ST: 88 Points WS: 86 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/26/2013

Bright pale yellow. Captivating nose offers stone fruits, minerals and flowers; more classic than the 2009. Denser on entry, then concentrated, energetic and harmonious in the middle, with good limey cut to the floral fruit flavors. Not as generous or open as the 2009 but this is tactile and gripping riesling with more length and lift. More acidity here too, and it appears to have helped preserve the wines minerality. An excellent basic riesling. This dry, juicy white exhibits notes of apple, flowers and honey on the palate. This is fresh and clean, finishing with a hint of smokiness. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported. -AN ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2010

Predominantly green hints reveal its youth. This dry, elegant, fresh young wine is lively, frank and refreshingly quaffable, ideal for all those who appreciate classic Riesling. All this and more : it has an agreeable fruit character of green apple, white peach, citrus, grapefruit and spring blossom. Enjoy it as an aperitif or to start a meal, with oysters, seafood, smoked fish, eel, pike or perch, and goats' cheese. Serve it at 8C now or in the next 2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

Bright pale yellow. Captivating nose offers stone fruits, minerals and flowers; more classic than the 2009. Denser on entry, then concentrated, energetic and harmonious in the middle, with good limey cut to the floral fruit flavors. Not as generous or open as the 2009 but this is tactile and gripping riesling with more length and lift. More acidity here too, and it appears to have helped preserve the wines minerality. An excellent basic riesling. This dry, juicy white exhibits notes of apple, flowers and honey on the palate. This is fresh and clean, finishing with a hint of smokiness. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported. -AN ** Only 12 in Stock **


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

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
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

A quaffable white, with lip-smacking acidity and flavors of lemon peel, apricot and white pepper. Clean, briny finish. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

This is dry, with earth and mineral aromas followed by quince and apricot flavors. It lacks a little zip, but the flavors linger on and on. Drink now through 2007.


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