2007 Hugel et Fils Riesling Jubilee - France, Alsace, Alsace AOC (7/30/2012)
40€; 13% abv; 7 g/l RS; 7,7 g/l acidity. From Schoenenbourg GC. At 5yo this is still as pale as water. It has just the slightest touch of petrol, and still seems rather primary with some nice, ripe citrus and mineral aromas. Quite rich and ripe but still tastes properly dry despite the 7 g/l RS, the acidity does show well on the finish but the attack is so broad and fruity that it doesn't have the laser sharp precision of e.g. Trimbach or Loew. I have very little experience with Hugel, but this bottle at least seemed like a very respectable dry Riesling. Needs age if, like me, you like a some non-primary aromas in Riesling.
Can anyone help me fill in my gaps of knowledge at least in theory: What kind of a producer is Hugel? Is it generally well regarded? And most important, do they tend to still make a drier style of wine or are they all over the place in terms of sweetness?
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
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