Hugel et Fils White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil 2009
This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called "Gentil". Gentil "Hugel" allies the suave, spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. Star bright with a clear, fresh colour of lemon yellow and pale pistachio green. The bouquet is very aromatic and agreeably fruit-driven: white peach, apricot, fresh almond, green apple and pink grapefruit, with floral notes of linden, reseda, jasmine, freesia, rose and wild hops. The wine is dry on the palate, fresh and well balanced, supple, soft, crisp and flattering. This is a most successful blend, revealing just a very subtle, perfumed touch of Gewurztraminer. Its fine structure and purity of expression are true to what the Hugel family expects of a quality Gentil. Served chilled at 8°C, it is excellent as an aperitif, with appetizers, tapas, fresh, marinated or grilled fish, sushi, tempura, and lightly spicy food: Indonesian, Indian or Mexican.
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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.
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