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.
Quite a deep pale green, straw yellow color, clear, bright and nicely unctuous in aspect.
The bouquet is very aromatic, perfumed and fruity, but above all, spicy, dominated by saffron, nutmeg, fresh almond, with lots of dense, oriental rose, frangipane, jasmine and fresh China tea.
There is an discernable sensation of softness and harmony that bathes the palate. It is seductive and flattering yet totally dry, with a subtle astringency, the hallmark of a Gewurztraminer with character, from a fine vintage and picked at perfect maturity.
A wine to drink now or within 2 or 3 years, served chilled at 48° as an aperitif or with lightly spicy food, from China, Morocco or Indonesia, with lobster and crayfish, and with strong cheeses like Munster.