Famille Hugel, Classic, Riesling, AOC Alsace, Blanc, 2023

This is the Famille Hugel signature wine. This dry Riesling stands out for its finesse and frankness and is the ideal partner to fish and seafood thanks to its wonderful balance and elegance.


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
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
Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequalled intensity.
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 vats (at 18°C 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.
Riesling : 100%
Alcohol content : : 12.36 % vol.
Residual Sugar : : 1.6 g/l
Tartaric acidity : : 7.18 g/l
pH : : 3.05
Age of vines : : 31 years old
Yield : : 70 hL/ha


The robe's sparkling youthfulness give it eye-catching bright green highlights. At first this Riesling’s aromas are dashing, well-stated and floral, opening with hints of lily of the valley, elderflower and lively citrus zest. With age it takes on rocky hints of flint, tinder, hydrocarbons. The perfectly dry flavour detonates with life, energy and a clearly stated attack that remains without greenness and opens up the appetite. Lemon, lime and yusu zest roll around the mouth right up to the acidic, delicate and addictive final note.