Famille Hugel Muscat Classic

A very dry wine with pronounced grapiness, giving the impression of biting into a fresh Muscat grape, it is perfect as an apéritif and with asparagus.


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Not a sweet wine as many people expect it to be, but a dry, crisp and grapey Muscat, full of aromas.
The vintage
2023 was primarily a year marked by drought. While the health status and quality of the vintage are exceptional as a result, yields, especially for Riesling, were strongly impacted. The most significant dry spell lasted from April 18th to July 23rd, with almost no rain, following a cold and late start to spring. However, despite the lack of heatwaves, 2023 is a dry and healthy year, but not particularly warm in Alsace! The harvest on September 18th passed without a drop of rain. 2023 is an easy vintage and will be among the greats at Hugel
In the vineyard
This wine is partly composed of 2 young estate plots, including one on the Schoenenbourg planted with Muscat d'Alsace. Harvested exclusively by hand from the very beginning of harvest to ensure perfectly sound grapes and good natural levels of acidity.
The grapes are destemmed into the presses, and left to macerate until next morning. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled 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.
Muscat Ottonel : 60%
Muscat blanc à petits grains : 40%
Alcohol content : : 12.95° % vol.
Residual Sugar : : 0.5 g/l
Tartaric acidity : : 6.43 g/l
pH : : 3.15
Age of vines : : 25 years old
Yield : : 55 hL/ha


Translucent and bright, the robe of the wine appears discreet. Just the opposite of the nose. The floral and outgoing character of the grape immediately charms by the frankness of its expression. Muscaty notes of citrus, jasmine in its early stage will evolve towards basil, dill, mint as the years go by. Palate wise, the wine is dry, salivating, vibrant. It doesn’t saturate the mouth, but cajoles, before quickly fading away, leaving place for another sip. Salivating and crispy, this muscat is irresistibly aperitive.