+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Hugel et Fils Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Hugel 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The great speciality of the House of Hugel. 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, & Asian cuisine.*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

3.55 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 et Fils Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Hugel

Add your review
Snooth User: emilyska
88329119
5.00 5
07/09/2011

pure turkish delight aromas on the nose and refreshing confectionary flavours at the front of the palate with pleasant dry phenolics at the back of the palate. All round, a balanced, ethereal gewurztraminer


Snooth User: numl0ck
57820048
3.50 5
01/03/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hugel et Fils Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Hugel

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Pale straw-yellow. Gingery spice on the nose. Juicy, aromatic and fairly dry, with good focus to the flavors of peach and ginger. Part of this wine went through malolactic fermentation, which is rare for this bottling.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
08/04/2010

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.



The great speciality of the House of Hugel. 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, & Asian cuisine.*_HALF-BOTTLE_*

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network