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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Hugel Riesling 2008
Hugel Riesling 2008
(search item no. 105396)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $14.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

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.

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About Hugel:

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 company has always maintained its family character and is determined to keep it that way. The vineyards are owned and farmed by individual members of the family whereas the company owns the buildings and machinery.