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.
Making CREMANT D’ALSACE requires very strict conditions of production and continuous care.
The grapes are picked healthy (without any trace of rot) carefully set down in the press in the respect of the rules identical to the “Méthode Champenoise.”After the traditional fermentation “Vin de Base” in tanks, it is in the bottle itself that the second fermentation “Prise de mousse” takes place in cool cellars. This natural phenomenon requires careful and patient attention to each bottle.
During the ageing period “Sur lattes” the bottles are rotated daily, gradually from the horizontal to the vertical position, in order to the yeast deposit to accumulate in the neck of the bottle.
At the time of “dégorgement”, the neck of the bottle is frozen and, enclosed in ice, the sediment is ejected by natural pressure and the bottle is corked and wired.
The balance and freshness of Crémant d’Alsace comes from the subtle match of three grapes varieties : Chardonnay for its body and acidity, Pinot Blanc for suppleness and delicacy
and finally, Pinot Noir for its persistency.
The Crémant d’Alsace makes a perfect partner for most aperitif and cocktails when served between 5 and 7°C.
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