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Famille Hugel: Focusing on purity of terroir plus 10 wines tasted

Andy Howard MW talks to Jean-Frédéric, thirteenth generation at Famille Hugel, about the identity of the estate's wines while tasting a range of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminers...

With history dating back to the fifteenth-century, Hugel are one of the oldest and best-known producers within France.

Scroll down to see Andy Howard MW’s Hugel tasting notes and scores

Based in Riquewihr since 1639, Hugel survived the 30 Years War, the French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, the Franco-Prussian War, and two World Wars.

With its distinct yellow labelled bottles, it is one of the most recognised and respected wine families. Marc, Marc-Andre and Jean-Frédéric are the twelfth and thirteenth generation of the family, and the Fells tasting in February provided a great opportunity to taste and discuss the wines in detail with Jean-Frédéric.

See Andy Howard MW’s Hugel tasting notes and scores

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