Marcel Hugg 2022 Alsace Riesling
Pairs with: Sushi
Good for: Fancy stay-in dinner dates.
I am from: Alsace, France
The story: Whoever really wants to know Alsace should stop by the old medieval town of Bergheim. Situated on the Wine route at the foot of Haut-Koenigsbourg, Bergheim is in the heart of the Alsace wine country. It was in 1312 that Bergheim was incorporated as a ”free city." With this status came a host of privileges: the right to tax wine sales and to coin money, the famous prerogative to grant asylum to any and all who took refuge within its walls. Faithful to family tradition since 1760, Family Hugg has spread its reputation for fine wine to the four corners of the earth. The company is proudly devoted to the art of producing fine wine and takes pleasure in passing on to wine and food lovers around the world the benefit of their knowledge of Alsace wines. While traditional methods of wine-making have been rigorously maintained, the family Hugg also used the most up to date equipment. This marriage of old and new enables family Hugg to offer a prestigious marriage of fine wines among the best the French government has distinguished with the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée label.Why you’ll love me: Fresh and elegant, this wine opens up with expressive, refined aromas of lemon zest and white flowers. On the palate, it's lively with a refreshing acidity showing notes of lime and granny smith apple with a great structure. A clean, bone-dry finish makes this a perfectly versatile white to keep on hand year-round.