“A benchmark wine of Alsace, this is not far in style from an unoaked Chardonnay: sleek and crisp with ripe white fruit. Hugel is extremely protective of its long tradition and family character, determined not to fall prey to the trap of corporate wine. While the company owns the buildings and the machinery, the family members still own and farm the vineyards. The Hugel cellars also hold the oldest cask in the world still in use, called ‘the Sainte Caterine’. It was built in 1715!” - Sean Tupper, Wine Scout
Sleek and crisp with lemony acidity that screams out for fish and seafood! In spite of the ripe white-fruit (apple, pear and peach) aromas, anything but loud or domineering, this is a classic example of dry Alsace pinot blanc. Drink now.