Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil 2006
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.
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.
A little acidic for me, full bodied and big deep fruit on the nose
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.
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.
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.
Straw gold color. Lots of mineral and stone fruits on the nose, peach and apricot. Mild acidity, dry.
External Reviews for Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil
Top White Lists
Best Wine Deals
Crane Lake Petite Sirah (2013)Wishlisted
The Federalist Zinfandel Lodi (2014)Cellared
Jose Maria da Fonseca Lancers Vin RoseReviewed
Salmon Creek White Zinfandel (2012)Reviewed
Pastene Madeira (1999)Wishlisted
Snoqualmie Vineyards Riesling Columbia Valley Naked (2008)Wishlisted
Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir (2014)Wishlisted
Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking DecisionsCommented
Elsa Bianchi Leo Malbec (2013)Listed
Whatcha drinking tonight?Replied