Faithful to family tradition since 1760, the Hugg family has spread its reputation for fine wines to the four corners of the earth. The family is proudly devoted to the art of producing fine wines and takes pleasure in passing on the fruits of their knowledge of Alsace wines to wine and food lovers around the world. This generation now includes Françoise, who has added her experiences living in Monterey, California and is married to an American.
Based in Bergheim, Marcel Hugg’s vineyards cover more than 25 hectares of vines in a region especially favored by nature. This includes owning vines in one of the most renown Grand Crus of Alsace-the Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim. While traditional methods of winemaking have been rigorously maintained, the Hugg family also uses the most up-to-date equipment. This marriage of old and new enables the family to offer a prestigious marriage of fine wines among the best wines that the French government has distinguished with the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée label.
Various hill-sides around the little village of Bergheim with a predominance of heavy
soils compound by clay and limestone. Sylvaner flourishes in light, sandy and stony
soil. In some terroirs, it produces wines of great finesse. Sylvaner is a varietal that
provides a regular yield, even though it is sensitive to spring and winter frosts.
While traditional methods of wine-making have been rigourously maintained,
the family Hugg also used the most up to date equipment. This marriage of
old and new enables family Hugg to offer a prestigious marriage of fine wines
among the best the French government has distinguished with the Appellation
d’Origine Contrôlée label.
Eye : light gold yellow colour
Nose : intense, fresh nose of citrus fruits, refined complexity : very expressive and
Mouth : a frank and pure attack, nice balance, light citrus fruitiness with a dry and
elegant finish. Very approachable.
Sylvaner offers a light and delicate touch as an accompaniment to all shellfish
(oysters, scallops, clams, etc.), as well as fish, charcuterie, or simply enjoyed on its
own. Appreciated like this, it is ideal as an easy-drinking wine.
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