Hugel Gewurztraminer 2011

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The white wines of Alsace, named after their grape varietal--and not their place of origin--are another world altogether: mostly light to medium-bodied, mouthwatering and will accompany fish, simple roasted chicken and vegetable dishes wonderfully.Bright straw. Soft citrus scents along with mirabelle and cinnamon honey on the nose. Then compellingly sappy in the mouth, with off-dry flavors of crystallized citrus, ginger and mango. Turns very floral on the high-acid finish. A very stylish gewurz in the typical refined Hugel mode.Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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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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06/22/2010

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External Reviews for Hugel Gewurztraminer

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

Bright straw. Soft citrus scents along with mirabelle and cinnamon honey on the nose. Then compellingly sappy in the mouth, with off-dry flavors of crystallized citrus, ginger and mango. Turns very floral on the high-acid finish. A very stylish gewurz in the typical refined Hugel mode. From 80% purchased grapes. Aromatic, with a floral overtone to notes of mandarin orange, cream, spice and lemon zest. Well-knit, with a subtle, spiced finish. Drink now. 1,100 cases imported. -AN


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Bright straw. Soft citrus scents along with mirabelle and cinnamon honey on the nose. Then compellingly sappy in the mouth, with off-dry flavors of crystallized citrus, ginger and mango. Turns very floral on the high-acid finish. A very stylish gewurz in the typical refined Hugel mode. From 80% purchased grapes. - Stephen Tanzer 90 PointsAromatic, with a floral overtone to notes of mandarin orange, cream, spice and lemon zest. Well-knit, with a subtle, spiced finish. Drink now. 1,100 cases imported. AN - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Bright straw. Soft citrus scents along with mirabelle and cinnamon honey on the nose. Then compellingly sappy in the mouth, with off-dry flavors of crystallized citrus, ginger and mango. Turns very floral on the high-acid finish. A very stylish gewurz in the typical refined Hugel mode. From 80% purchased grapes. - Stephen Tanzer 90 Points Aromatic, with a floral overtone to notes of mandarin orange, cream, spice and lemon zest. Well-knit, with a subtle, spiced finish. Drink now. 1,100 cases imported. –AN - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points



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The white wines of Alsace, named after their grape varietal--and not their place of origin--are another world altogether: mostly light to medium-bodied, mouthwatering and will accompany fish, simple roasted chicken and vegetable dishes wonderfully.Bright straw. Soft citrus scents along with mirabelle and cinnamon honey on the nose. Then compellingly sappy in the mouth, with off-dry flavors of crystallized citrus, ginger and mango. Turns very floral on the high-acid finish. A very stylish gewurz in the typical refined Hugel mode.Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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