Famille Hugel Classic Riesling 2017
A stunning dry and elegant Riesling from the established estate of Famille Hugel. This is their signature wine.
Young and pale green colour, the bouquet is fresh and lively, crisp and clean, pleasantly aromatic and fruity displaying green apple, lemongrass, ginger and white peach. The wine is dry and fresh on the palate, vivacious, nicely taut and elegantly structured, giving depth and persistence.
Food Pairing Suggestion - Chilli & Lime Crab & Avocado Salad
5 table spoons fresh lime juice, 2 1/2 table spoons extra virgin olive oil,1/2 teapsoon finely chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon finely chopped red chilli, 300g lump crabmeat, 1 1/2 diced avocado,1 finely chopped red onion, 2 large sliced tomatoes .Sour dough toast for serving
Make the dressing by combining the lime juice with the olive oil, chilli and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Add 3 tablespoons of the dressing to the crab and season with salt and pepper. Separately mix the avocado with the red onion, 2 tablespoons of the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
Place a tomato on each slice of the Sour Dough Toast and top with the avocado and the crab. Drizzle the remaining dressing on top.
In 1639 the Hugel family settled in the picturesque little town of Riquewihr in Alsace, where they have remained ever since. Today Famille Hugel retains the character of a true family wine business and is currently managed by the 12th and 13th generations of the family.
Famille Hugel’s signature wine. This Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its freshness and balance. Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr, this wine is dry and elegant, it expresses itself best on the steepest slopes with the most complex minerality.