Riesling ESTATE 2019

A new selection "parcellaire" of carefully chosen plots of the Famille Hugel estate situated in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus. Most of the plots chosen for this new wine are being converted into Organic viticulture.
The unique marl soils of Riquewihr, in and around the Schoenenbourg give a characteristic minerality to wines from this remarkable terroir.
A wine of depth and of patience.


Quick View
Riesling is the Pinot Noir of white wines! It is our most demanding variety as it is also the latest ripening. Dry and elegant, it expresses itself best on our steepest slopes with the most complex minerality.
The vintage
2019 has once again been an extreme vintage in Alsace. An extremely mild winter, at first, without a single day below zero, and a beginning of spring proving extremely stable, mild as well, but with cold nights which saw budding start on March 23rd. By May 15th, the vine had only grown 3 to 5cm and the temperatures came dangerously close to freezing at several occasions, finally without damage. The month of June, wet, will in the end be a blessing, closely followed by drought conditions and two heatwaves on June 25th and July23rd. Two good rainstorms will put an end to it on July 27th and 28th. The remaining of summer will be ideal, sunny, with cool nights for a start of harvest on September 18th. The quantities in 2019 are short, and Hugel hasn’t produced any botrytis wine. But all the dry wines produced will be great wines; 2019 will be in the top trio of the decade.
In the vineyard
Selection "parcellaire" of some of the best plots within the Hugel family estate in Riquewihr in its most prestigious crus.
A very clear dominance of the
Schoenenbourg character with its unique marly character.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention.
After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.
The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.
Geology and terroirs of Riquewihr
Riesling : 100%
Alcohol content : : 14.11 % vol.
Residual Sugar : : 3.2 g/l
Tartaric acidity : : 7.59 g/l
pH : : 3.2
Age of vines : : 37 years old
Yield : : 47 hL/ha
: Contains sulphites.


A sparkling robe with pale yellow highlights. The aromas are open and generous, just like those of a Riesling at the height of age, dashing with a sound footing that reveals an aristocratic origin. This wine comes from the finest marl soils of the Riquewihr, giving it a unique saline and full-bodied attack on the palate: you know what you are getting right from the start. The elegant, profound, complex and well-balanced flavour is perfectly structured over time by its beautifully mature acidity from which there is no sweetness to distract. This is a dry white wine.