Famille Hugel were established in 1639 in Riquewihr, Alsace, and is now managed by the 12th and 13th consecutive generations of the family. As one of their most distinctive wines, this wine is delicate, subtle and well built, it makes an excellent aperitif because, although nicely rounded, it is also refreshing. The perfect all-purpose dry white wine.
The aroma is fruity, elegantly scented and full or spring. On the palate this is a dry wine with a joyful and harmonious attack. It is cool, refreshing, rounded and smooth; it quenches the thirst with a full-flavoured and savoury finish. This is a fine Pinot Blanc which will give much pleasure in its youth but will be truly remarkable in 3 to 5 years with a Burgundy feel without barrel ageing.
Food matches: Best served with sea and fresh-water fish, preferably grilled, in sauce, smoked, marinated or at the start of a meal, with asparagus, seafood platters, goat or sheep cheese. Chicken in cream sauce, white asparagus, veal blanquette, sushi, fish in sauce, turbot, sole, scallops.
Serves at: 8°C