Hugel Riesling 2008

Riesling from Alsace, France

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Item No. 105396
  • ST88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine has a fresh, lively bouquet, with all the characteristic vivacity of a fruit-driven Riesling. It is very fruity and floral, frank and expressive, and agreeably elegant on the palate, this is an ideal example of a pure, dry Riesling; clean, focused and true to the fresh and lively temperament of this grape. It finishes dry, fruity, fragrant yet refreshing, and easy to enjoy.

Food Match: sushi, soft cheeses, salmon, pork, fish, duck, crab, asian cuisine.

Critical Acclaim

"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 wine's minerality. An excellent basic riesling."
88 Points

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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/23/2011)
I really enjoy this elegant, simple, fresh everyday French Alsace Riesling. This is a wine that is good with simple/light meals, but is also good to sip all evening or enjoy while outside on a warm afternoon. While the German rieslings tend to be more complex and sweet (nothing wrong with this), the French Alsace rieslings take on a lighter, simpler style, and for an everyday go-to wine, I prefer this. Enjoy!
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In the cellars, the oldest of which dates back to 1551, can be seen rows of oak wine casks, over one hundred years old, crafted by the forefathers of the present generation of Hugels now running the company. Near them is the oldest cask in the world still in use: the Sainte Caterine, which has a capacity of 8,800 litres. It was built in 1715, the year in which Louis XIV died. The...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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