A new selection “parcellaire” of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture. The unique marl soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Schoenenbourg give a characteristic minerality to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience. The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.
A dense, intense and attractive straw yellow colour with significant pale green highlights, a wonderful sheen and silvery sparkle with smooth and sophisticated legs. The aroma is open, spontaneous, complicated, with the fleshy, expressiveness of ripe fruit, golden apples, apricot, peach, daffodil, freesia, and sweet almonds wonderfully rounded off with a harmonious mineral expression. The palate is overwhelmed by the presentation, structure and harmony of its overall attack of the senses. This is a dry, sophisticated and full-bodies wine with a strong character, full of flavour and joy, well stated its persistent mineral aroma is almost reassuring. A wonderfully typical, easy to drink and authentic Riesling. Ideal for immediate consumption. This is a gastronomic wine that can be laid down for 5 to 12 years; best served at 8°C. Sea-fish: roast turbot, ray in butter, king prawns and lobster, pike in Riesling, smoked eel, Arctic char. Coq au Riesling, veal blanquette.