Famille Hugel Estate Gewurztraminer 2016
The sophistication and aromatic expression in combination with subtlety and delicacy is rare in a Gewürztraminer.
A very intense colour of golden apple yellow and early spring primrose flowers. The bouquet is open and full-scented without overdoing it, a smooth smattering of brioche pastry, cinnamon, banana, pineapple, wild flower honey, rose and fresh lychee. The first impression when it hits the palate is one of high elegance, smooth, soft, sophisticated and rounded. It has a juicy and full-flavoured personality that leaves a pleasant fruity and perfumed sensation that remains very elegant and refined.
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.
A new selection “parcellaire” of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into organic viticulture. The unique clay soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Sporen give a characteristic density to wines from this remarkable terroir. A wine of depth and of patience.