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Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil 2006

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Exactly what one would expect with a tonically youthful pale pastel green colour. A frank open bouquet that displays all its charms with juvenile casualness : perfumed aromatic and freely approachable. Such liveliness accurately indicates a crisp refreshing palate that exhilarates the tastebuds by bringing out its fresh grapey character and thirst-quenching qualities.

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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 et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
3.00 5
08/11/2008

Wow this nose is unique on a pale gold body. Apple and almost a note of celery come to mind at first with a bakcground of, I know it sounds silly, but smokey minerals. Dusty almost, with a light whiff of smoke. Nice and clean. In the mouth it is a bit oily with a fresh acidity that shows towards the finish but it not pronounced. Fresh peach, and green fig notes. Nice body overall and I think this might be a nice choice for a white wine with heavier fish.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,438
3.00 5
12/03/2008

A little acidic for me, full bodied and big deep fruit on the nose


Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
3.50 5
05/07/2010

On the nose initially dominated by lemon, lemon peel, flint and peach, with yeasty and celery/herbaceous characters developing and adding savouriness. On the palate, lemon, lemon peel, peach, smoky flint and pineapple. Sharp, fresh, lively acid. Smooth, rich/oily mouthfeel.


Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
4.00 5
08/21/2009

Beautifully balanced, with fresh summer flowers and peaches on the nose, with smoky flinty minerals emerging. Taste initially of peaches and quite fresh and floral, with almost smoky minerally acid coming just afterwards.


Snooth User: azygos
140345184
3.00 5
03/16/2009

Wow, BIG flavors from a $12 bottle. Pale yellow wine that's all pineapple, peach, and apple on the nose transitioning to a dusty, flinty, almost yeasty/cheese smell. The palate has bright acidity, lots of crisp fruit, and maybe even a hint of petroleum/fire. Not my kind of wine but an excellent example of the region.


Snooth User: Me Want Wine
18295971
3.00 5
08/26/2009

Straw gold color. Lots of mineral and stone fruits on the nose, peach and apricot. Mild acidity, dry.


Snooth User: snus
76169586
2.00 5
02/15/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil

External Review
04/16/2009

Im Bouquet offenbaren sich exotische Fruchtaromen (Aprikose, Mango, Papaya), die durch dezente Noten von Blumen und Blüten unterlegt sind. Die Nase ist reintönig, frisch und lässt Erwartungen aufkommen, die im Gaumen erfüllt werden! Die fruchtige Aromatik (Anklänge von Grapefruit) und der gehaltvolle, samtige Körper zeugen vom hohen Qualitätsniveau.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA 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.



Exactly what one would expect with a tonically youthful pale pastel green colour. A frank open bouquet that displays all its charms with juvenile casualness : perfumed aromatic and freely approachable. Such liveliness accurately indicates a crisp refreshing palate that exhilarates the tastebuds by bringing out its fresh grapey character and thirst-quenching qualities.

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