Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil 2008

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6 x 75 cl 2008 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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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: Maarten van Rooy
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3.00 5
05/21/2012

Three years ago I was in Riquewihr and did a winetasting by Hugel. I like their wines very much because they taste very chrisp. Their gentil is a blend of white wine grapes.


Snooth User: ErlendA
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4.00 5
03/20/2011

I had this wine with a variety of cheese served very cold. It is my opinion that this wine is an excellent companion for cheese and full-bodied crustaceans.


External Reviews for Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/21/2010

This dry white revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called "Gentil". This allies the spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. It is a great match for pâté or trout.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/12/2010

This dry white revives an ancient Alsace tradition of referring to wines assembled from noble grape varieties as "Gentil." This brings together the spicy flavor of Gewürztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat, and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. It is a great match for pâté or trout.



6 x 75 cl 2008 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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