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Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim Vieilles Vignes white
Marcel Hugg - Alsace - Riesling
White,Alsace - Riesling
100% Riesling
history
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.
Vineyard
This wine is produced from 100 % Riesling grapes from the classified Grand Cru site of the Altenberg of Bergheim vineyard owned by Marcel Hugg. The dominant soil of this area is clay and limestone ; the vines from which this wine is produced are very old, between 30 and 50 years old.
Winemaking
Our cellars hold our wines in oak casks and its vats of a more modern style, so that the wine matures gracefully with all the time it needs. Constant care is lavished on all the wines before they are released from our cellars.
Tasting notes
Eye : strong gold yellow. Nose : expressive and deep nose of citrus aromas, fresh and complex. Elegant hints of minerality ! Mouth : great structure, nice balance, surprising fatness, wonderful dry and long finish. Very elegant Riesling with a very good ageing potential!
Food pairing
This is a wine for gastronomic meals or festive events : wonderful with saucy fish, seafood, some pork/veal meat cooked with vegetables .
Aging potential
15 to 25 years
Grape varieties
100% Riesling
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195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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