The grapes used to produce Hugels "Classic" wines come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats followed by natural clarification in nuetral vessels over the winter. The wine is lightly fined and gently filtered prior to bottling in the spring.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention.
After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.
The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.
Gorgeous and floral, this is a wonderfully aromatic blend featuring peach, green apple and lemongrass with a hint of ginger and grapes too. This is a lovely balance of sweet fruit and floral flavour with a refreshingly crisp dry finish.A timeless introduction to Riesling from one of the oldest and best known winery in Alsace.This is the Famille Hugel signature wine.