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Gewurztraminer "S" Sélection de Grains Nobles Alsace Gewurztraminer White Maison Hugel 2007

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6 x 75 cl 2007 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

3.47 5 0.5
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Hugel et Fils:
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intens... Read more
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensity. A mosaic of soils Because of its complex geology, Alsace has an infinite multitude of combined soil types. Centuries of experience have taught the winegrowers how best to match each vine variety to each type of soil. Riquewihr : the most noble wines of all the country From the Middle Ages, Riquewihr was renowned for "the most noble wines of all the country". The Hugel family’s vineyard estates cover more than 25 hectares, exclusively in Riquewihr, and almost half of which are in the Grand Cru zone. No use of fertiliser, low yields, vines averaging thirty years of age, thinning out of excess bunches, and picking always by hand, are all factors which contribute to rigorously high levels of quality. The finest vineyards of the region In addition to its own estates, the Hugel family purchases grapes and grapes alone, from growers under long-term contract, farming more than 100 hectares. Thanks to the skill of their growers, a dozen of the best villages of Alsace thereby contribute to the quality of "Hugel" wines. Their grapes are also always picked by hand, and according to a pre-arranged timetable. Read less

Member Reviews for Gewurztraminer "S" Sélection de Grains Nobles Alsace Gewurztraminer White Maison Hugel

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
12/04/2009

I honestly don't have many tasting notes because we drank this whole bottle with dinner. Our mouths were on fire the whole time and it went terrific. Some fruit salad on the finish but to be honest, it went so well with spicy shrimp pad see ew that I didn't want the sensation to stop and I couldn't get an empty mouth, clean palate sip.


3.00 5
10/26/2009

Versatile and friendly wine. Ripe rockmelon gives way to sweet apples and hints of stonefruit. Nice cleansing acidity, fresh and very pleasant.


Snooth User: Hugel
2427583
5.00 5
08/27/2009

The great speciality of our region. Only in Alsace does the aromatic expressiveness of this variety attain such summits.Spicy and suave, it can be enjoyed on its own, but makes a marvellous accompaniment to all rich, spicy dishes, smoked fish, Oriental cuisine...


Snooth User: suckerv
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3.50 5
08/30/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gewurztraminer "S" Sélection de Grains Nobles Alsace Gewurztraminer White Maison Hugel

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/28/2010

Young and bright, pale pistachio green in colour, languorous 'tears' shimmer down the glass.Its nicely perfumed fruit bouquet of mango, cumquat and citron is overlaid by sophisticated aromas of roses and fresh oriental spices with citrus hints.The same dynamic, vivacious character can be found on the palate. The wine is dry, with a subtle harmony, soft, velvety and elegantly scented, that makes it agreeably easy to enjoy.


External Review
03/03/2010

RP: 88 points WS: 87 points ST: 87 points


External Review
05/19/2011

Reserved for this variety, displaying good structure and concentration, moderate richness and dry, spicy flavors, with a hint of red grapefruit.


External Review
03/16/2010

Hugel Gewurztraminer 2007 and all other wine from Hugel are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
05/17/2010

The corresponding 2007 Gewurztraminer is quite lithe and bright for its variety, with marjoram, white pepper, and rose petal aromas, pungent herbal, tart fruit skin, and smoked meat flavors, and a dry, minty, smoky, slightly oily, saline, and invigoratingly bitter finish. Take either of these vintages out and let them demonstrate their versatility at table anytime over the next 3-4 years. Dry, with flavors of lemon and a touch of beeswax underscored by a light minerality. A more elegant style of Gewürztraminer, with a modest finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported. -AN Bright, pale yellow. Pure, perfumed nose offers yellow fruits, flowers, smoked meat and a hint of banana: this couldn't be anything but gewurztraminer. Then supple, broad and just off-dry, with lovely freshness to its rich yellow fruit and spice flavors. A very good tradition bottling.


External Review
01/10/2013

The corresponding 2007 Gewurztraminer is quite lithe and bright for its variety, with marjoram, white pepper, and rose petal aromas, pungent herbal, tart fruit skin, and smoked meat flavors, and a dry, minty, smoky, slightly oily, saline, and invigoratingly bitter finish. Take either of these vintages out and let them demonstrate their versatility at table anytime over the next 3andndash;4 years.


External Review
05/23/2011

Bright, pale yellow. Pure, perfumed nose offers yellow fruits, flowers, smoked meat and a hint of banana: this couldn't be anything but gewurztraminer. Then supple, broad and just off-dry, with lovely freshness to its rich yellow fruit and spice flavors. A very good tradition bottling.


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6 x 75 cl 2007 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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