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Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil 2005

Member Review by BenBen:

Started with lots of fruit, but that has gone to the background with age, now smooth and subtly sweet, "petrol" flavor. Good.

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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

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Snooth User: BenBen
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3.00 5
12/20/2007

Started with lots of fruit, but that has gone to the background with age, now smooth and subtly sweet, "petrol" flavor. Good.


Snooth User: 1
8028046
3.50 5
07/22/2008

One of my wife's (a big fan of pinot gris and grigio, but not syrupy-sweet, nasty whites or pinks) favorites. Not too dry, not too fruity, light and relatively low alcohol, but really flavorful and delicious. Great wine for freshwater fish.


Snooth User: Cht Newfy Pup
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3.50 5
12/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

This wine, blended from a variety of grapes, has a pleasing spicy/floral quality, and is a great match for pâté or trout.



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