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Hugel Alsace Gentil 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes A blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Sylvaner. Very youthful color, lively and crystal-clear, with pale green and lemon yellow pastel hints. This image is faithfully reproduced on the nose, perfectly aromatic, frank, sincere, revealing a palette of fruit and floral nuances that can only be found in blend of Alsace grapes : green apple, pear, white peach, banana, pineapple, lychee, and a profusion of spring flowers, rose, freesia and a subtle touch of muscatel. On the palate it is dry, lively, joyfully crisp and clear, and exactly as it should be : refreshing and easy to enjoy. Its finish is fleeting but firm, and another sip is instinctively called for. Drink it now or within 2 years.

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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 Hugel Alsace Gentil

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Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
06/03/2010

Gentle, elegant, and balanced white Alsace with most of the features that give the region its unique taste signature. Needs a bit of air time to open up. Nose of sour melon, mineral, and mild rubber with hints of citrus and petrol. Opens gently with mild flavors of pear, citrus or sour melon, and poultry fat along with hints of flowers and strong mineral undertones. Glycerin feel in the mouth with medium body, medium acid. Finishes with a sour "pucker factor" wrapped in mineral with a hint of fruit and petrol. Quite good QPR. Not too acidic. Tested at 72 deg F. What a treat. Try with slightly spiced shellfish in a light reduction sauce.


Snooth User: Val13
114220610
3.50 5
11/24/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hugel Alsace Gentil

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

Hugel et Fils Gentil Alsace 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

Gentil has become a joyous, convivial wine whose arrival the Hugel family always awaits with impatience in the spring following each vintage. Gentil shows pure, fresh aromas, very fruit-driven and floral, as well as expressive and flattering. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively, youthful fresh character that is refreshing, with a pleasant, scented finish. Gentil is a perfect wine to sip with friends or to enjoy with simple everyday meals. Gentil is best enjoyed chilled with saltwater and freshwater fish, shellfish, starters and hors d'oeuvres. - Winery



Wine Tasting Notes A blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Sylvaner. Very youthful color, lively and crystal-clear, with pale green and lemon yellow pastel hints. This image is faithfully reproduced on the nose, perfectly aromatic, frank, sincere, revealing a palette of fruit and floral nuances that can only be found in blend of Alsace grapes : green apple, pear, white peach, banana, pineapple, lychee, and a profusion of spring flowers, rose, freesia and a subtle touch of muscatel. On the palate it is dry, lively, joyfully crisp and clear, and exactly as it should be : refreshing and easy to enjoy. Its finish is fleeting but firm, and another sip is instinctively called for. Drink it now or within 2 years.

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