Famille Hauller Organic Wines from Alsace

Ludovic Hauller
Ludovic Hauller

The Hauller family has been making wine since 1776 in Alsace.  They use their ancestral know-how to consider new issues and offer modern and innovative solutions, to respond to their client’s demands all over the world. 

The two brothers, Ludovic and Guillaume, joined their parents in the winery in 2015.  One of the brothers’ objectives was to organically farm the vineyards.  The vineyards were certified organic in 2022.  The estate started with 10 ha and now owns 40 ha of vineyards with the brothers’ efforts.

I interviewed Ludovic, who works on the business and marketing end of the winery, while his brother manages viticulture.  40% of their wine production is Riesling.  Many of their vineyards have granitic soils and all their wines are produced single vineyard.  He noted that granitic soil gives citrus, minerality, and acidity to their Riesling wines.

My Wine Tasting Notes

The wines from Famille Hauller in Alsace
The wines from Famille Hauller in Alsace

Famille Hauller Heritage Old Vines Riesling 2021 – from granite soil.  It has a lighter coloured bright lemon colour.  Medium-intensity aromas of lemon and peach along with touches of flowers and honey.  Dry, medium-minus body, with a lightly round mouthfeel.  Tart stone fruits, peach skin, and citrus flavours.  Medium-minus length with stone fruits and tartness on the finish. A perfect pairing with seafood. 4 stars

Famille Hauller Grand Cru Frankstein Riesling 2019 – from granite soil.  This wine was fermented in stainless steel and then spent 6 months ageing in stainless before being bottled. The wine has a light dull lemon colour.  The dullness I believe is due to the minimal filtering during bottling.  This wine has flint, apples, and citrus aromatics.  Light effervescence on the palate, which is also due to bottling as some carbon dioxide was left.  These bubbles do dissipate quickly.  Dry, medium-plus body with a lightly round mouthfeel.  Flint, apples, pears and citrus flavours. Tart fruit flavours with some bitterness on the finish. Medium-plus length. 4 stars4.5 stars

Famille Hauller Pinot Noir “F” 2018 – The “F” stands for the Frankstein Grand Cru vineyard.  This wine has a very small production and is made in a Burgundian style.  Only three barrels are made each year which equates to 1000 bottles.  This wine has a deep garnet colour with some bricking.  Medium-intensity aromas of red fruit, barnyard and sweet spices.  Deep aromas.  Dry, medium body with a lean, light mouthfeel.  Medium acidity. Red fruit, red cherries, sweet spices, floral and barnyard on the plate.  Medium length with sweet red fruit flavours on the finish.  Light tannins. 4.5 stars

Famille Hauller Assemblage Altitude 330 2019 – the vineyard for this wine is very small, 1 ha, and is at 330m asl.  The vineyard and subsequently the wine is a blend of 70% Pinot Auxerrois and 30% Pinot Gris grapes.  This wine has a medium-intensity bright lemon colour.  Light sweet ripe stone fruit, honey and candied fruits on the nose.  Lightly off-dry, smooth and soft with low acidity.  Bright stone fruits, in particular apricots, plus honey at the very end.  An aperitif wine. 3.5 stars4 stars

Where Can I Buy These Wines?

These wines are available in Quebec through private wine shops.  You will need to ask your local shop. The winery is open to distribution to other provinces.  They make cremant as well as still wines.

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