This is the Famille Hugel signature wine. This dry Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its wonderful balance and elegance.
Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989 :
A dashing, youthful pale green robe with dominant hints of green, light green, lime tree foliage, sparkling and crystalline with a nice shimmer and elegant thread-like legs.
A deliciously aromatic expression with the nice fruitiness and youthful freshness of cool moss, white peach, lemongrass, lemon-verbena, pistachio.
On the palate this is a nice reflection of the Classic Riesling grape variety, dashing and dry without being too hard, thirst-quenching, flavoursome, energetic and well-structured with a strong personality combined with a crystalline and full-flavoured finale and that perfect touch of minerality.
This is a wine which is superb now thanks to the purity of its expression but if laid down for five years it will improve through its minerality.
Best served at 10°C at the start of the meal if opened now.
Ideal with a fish Ceviche, mackerel, marinated herring, seafood, shellfish, king prawn Carpaccio, scallops, marinated salmon, smoked trout, goat's cheese, cold cuts.
If laid down for two years it will be fine with dishes with a cream sauce, gratinated seafood, poached poultry, vol au vent.