Hugel et Fils Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Hugel 2000

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Eine verführerische, vielschichtige Aromatik entströmt dem Glas: exotische Früchte, duftende Blütenaromen, Honig, Zimt und andere orientalische Gew... Read more

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Eine verführerische, vielschichtige Aromatik entströmt dem Glas: exotische Früchte, duftende Blütenaromen, Honig, Zimt und andere orientalische Gewürze. Das Zusammenspiel von natürlicher Restsüsse und fruchtiger Säure ist von grosser Qualität und Ausgewogenheit. Diese Spätlese weist einen gehaltvollen Körper auf und erscheint gleichzeitig frisch, fruchtig und leicht. Einen solch anhaltenden, komplexen Wein zu keltern, ist eine grosse Kunst, die Marc Hugel meisterlich beherrscht.


Winemaker's Notes:

Every wine producer in the world must have dreamed of a having a memorable vintage to bear the magic number 2000. In Alsace we were not disappointed, as 2000 was one of the best vintages of recent years, of normal size and with very good overall ripeness levels for all grape varieties. Light rain in mid-October prevented us from making a truly outstanding vintage, but thanks to reasonable yields and excellent ripeness we have achieved great consistency across the range. In our own estate, the results are above our expectations, with small quantities of SGN wines that will long be remembered. Acidity levels are excellent and should give well balanced wines with good structure. VINIFICATION: Generic "Hugel" wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. TASTING NOTES: (by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989) This wine has a young green colour, with some pale straw gold hints. Bright, young and dynamic, with compact "legs", it is one of the all-too-rare classic Gewurztraminers that displays full varietal character without being intrusive or excessive. Aromatic, scented, fruity and uncompromisingly floral, its vivacity endows it with spring-like freshness. Equally frank on the palate, a touch of dryness enhances both flavour and perfume, to ensure the harmonious balance between body, suppleness and softness. This wine can be enjoyed now or over the next 3 years to take advantage of its straightforward and youthful temperament. Serve it at 8°C with fish in strong-flavoured sauces, smoked salmon, spicy Oriental food, country buffets, rustic sausages, terrines and patés. May 17, 2001

Every wine producer in the world must have dreamed of a having a memorable vintage to bear the magic number 2000. In Alsace we were not disappointed, as 2000 was one of the best vintages of recent years, of normal size and with very good overall ripeness levels for all grape varieties. Light rain in mid-October prevented us from making a truly outstanding vintage, but thanks to reasonable yields and excellent ripeness we have achieved great consistency across the range. In our own estate, the results are above our expectations, with small quantities of SGN wines that will long be remembered. Acidity levels are excellent and should give well balanced wines with good structure. VINIFICATION: Generic "Hugel" wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. TASTING NOTES: (by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989) This wine has a young green colour, with some pale straw gold hints. Bright, young and dynamic, with compact "legs", it is one of the all-too-rare classic Gewurztraminers that displays full varietal character without being intrusive or excessive. Aromatic, scented, fruity and uncompromisingly floral, its vivacity endows it with spring-like freshness. Equally frank on the palate, a touch of dryness enhances both flavour and perfume, to ensure the harmonious balance between body, suppleness and softness. This wine can be enjoyed now or over the next 3 years to take advantage of its straightforward and youthful temperament. Serve it at 8°C with fish in strong-flavoured sauces, smoked salmon, spicy Oriental food, country buffets, rustic sausages, terrines and patés. May 17, 2001

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