Hugel wine: tried and true

By Michael Cooper In Wine

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10th November, 2012
At Riquewihr – a miraculously intact medieval village with a pop-up picture-book prettiness – vines clamber up a steep south-facing slope, Schoenenbourg, acclaimed for its grand cru riesling, then spill over the lower undulating clay marls of Sporen – gewürztraminer country. Riquewihr is in the heart of Alsace and attracts thousands of tourists a day, many from Germany, which is just a few kilometres away across the Rhine. The Hugel (“U-ghal”) family has made wine at Riquewihr since 1639. Now in the hands of the 12th generation – marketing director Étienne Hugel, his ...

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