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Hugel Estate Rieslingtext

Hugel Estate Riesling 2016

Alsace, FranceThe Hugel Riesling was reset in 2016 thanks to a new parcellaire selection of carefully chosen plots from the Famille Hugel estate in Riquewihr. Most of the plots for this new wine are being converted to organic viticulture, something new for the soils of Riquewihr, which in and around the Schoenenbourg are known for the minerality they can bring to a wine. The style is just off-dry and aromatic, but it's more elegant than in previous years. You can look for plenty of lime, lemongrass, and peachy mango flavours. A benchmark for sure. Alsace escaped the hail and frost in 2016, and the crop is generous. Notably, 2016 is the first vintage in over a decade when no botrytis wines were made at Hugel.Tasted: 20 October 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Hugel et FilsDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: RieslingUPC: 3300370195038