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13 Luxembourg wines and crémants get three-star Hachette rating
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13 Luxembourg wines and crémants get three-star Hachette rating

3 min. 13.09.2013 From our online archive
The number 13 may be unlucky for some but it brought good news for Luxembourg when 13 of the country's wines were awarded three stars by a prestigious wine guide.

The number 13 may be unlucky for some but it brought good news for Luxembourg when 13 of the country's wines were awarded three stars by a prestigious wine guide.

Tasters from the “Guide Hachette des Vins 2014” awarded three stars to 13 local wines, four of which received the "Coups de coeur" or tasters' favourite seal of approval.

In addition to the three star awards, a further 10 wines and crémants received two stars, eight were awarded one star and nine received “Citations”. See below for the breakdown of wines.

The awards were revealed at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday and were based on tastings held on April 22 this year. Some 106 wines and 28 crémants from 37 producers were blind tasted by the judges at the “Institut Viticulture” in Remich.

  • "Coups de coeur" and three Stars:

Crémant de Luxembourg Crémant Poll-Fabaire Cuvée Millésimée 2009 Brut, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Wormeldange;

Riesling 2001 AOC Ahn Palmberg Domaine et Tradition, Domaine viticole Mme Aly Duhr et Fils Ahn;

Pinot Gris 2012 AOC Charta Schengen Prestige, Caves St. Martin Remich;

Pinot Blanc GPC Kolteschberg, Domaine viticole Krier-Bisenius Bech-Kleinmacher.

  • Three Stars:

Riesling 2012 GPC Ahn Palmberg, Caves Berna Ahn;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Stadtbredimus Dieffert, Caves St. Remy-Desom Remich;

Pinot Gris 2012 AOC Domaine et Tradition, Caves Gales Ellange-Gare;

Crémant de Luxembourg Grande Cuvée Brut, Domaine viticole Häremillen Ehnen;

Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Riesling, Domaine viticole L&R Kox Remich;

Pinot Gris 2012 AOC Coteaux de Schengen Sélection, Caves Legill Schengen;

Riesling 2012 GPC Wousselt, Domaine viticole Schumacher-Lethal et Fils Wormeldange;

Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Victor Hugo Millésime 2010, Domaine Thill Grevenmacher;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Vendanges Tardives, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Wellenstein.

  • Two stars:

Riesling 2012 AOC Ahn Palmberg , Clos des Rochers Grevenmacher;

Riesling 2012 GPC Wousselt , Domaine viticole Kohll Leuck Ehnen;

Riesling 2012 GPC Suprême , Caves Krier Frères Remich SA;

Pinot Noir 2011 AOC Sélection du Château Domaine Alice Hartmann Wormeldange;

GPC Ehnerberg Pinot Gris , Domaine viticole Linden Heinisch Ehnen;

Crémant de Luxembourg Alexandre de Musset , Domaine viticole Schumacher Knepper Wintrange;

Riesling 2012 AOC Château de Schengen , Schengen Domaine Thill;

Crémant de Luxembourg Crémant Poll Fabaire Riesling Cuvée, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Stadtbredimus ;

Pinot Blanc 2012 GPC Bech Kleinmacher Enschberg, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de wave stone;

Riesling 2012 GPC Wormeldingen Koeppchen , Domaines Vinsmoselle Wormeldange.

  • One star:

Riesling 2011 GPC Cotes de Grevenmacher Caves Bernard- Massard Grevenmacher;

Riesling 2012 GPC Stadtbredimus Rock, Domaine viticole Cep d'Or Hettermillen;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Remich primer Mountain Caves St. Remy Desom Remich;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Wave Stone Foulschette , Caves Saint - Remy Desom Remich;

Riesling 2011 AOC Wormeldingen Koeppchen Les Terrasses , Domaine Alice Hartmann Wormeldange;

Cuvée Crémant de Luxembourg Millésimée 2011 Schlink domaine viticole Machtum;

Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Pierre, Domaine viticole Schumacher - Lethal et Fils Wormeldange;

Auxerrois 2012 GPC Greivelange Herrenberg, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Greiveldange.

  • Citations:

Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Brut Millésime 2008 Clos des Rochers Grevenmacher;

Crémant de Luxembourg Grande Cuvée Domaine viticole Mme Aly Duhr et Fils Ahn;

Riesling 2011 AOC Wormeldange Koeppchen Sélection du Château Domaine Alice Hartmann Wormeldange;

Riesling 2012 GPC Remich primer mountain , Domaine viticole L & R Kox Remich;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Domaine privé de la maison, Caves Krier Frères Remich SA;

Riesling 2012 GPC Coteau de Schengen , Caves Legill Schengen;

Pinot Gris 2012 GPC Machtum Ongkâf , Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Grevenmacher;

Riesling 2012 GPC Stadtbredimus Dieffert, Domaines Vinsmoselle - Caves de Stadtbredimus.

Translated from article by Jos Nerancic