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Gentil, Hugel & Fils

HUGE040
A kaleidoscope of grapiness, produced exclusively from hand harvested grapes in predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, from a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. 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 both Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
70cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
23% Riesling, 10% Gewurztraminer, 45% Sylvaner & Pinot blanc, 16% Pinot Gris, 6% Muscat
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Elegant, crisp and refreshing
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£13.99
 

Famille Hugel

One of the most famous names in Alsace, Famille Hugel was founded in 1639 and is still 100% family owned and managed by the 12th consecutive generation today. The family owns 30 hectares in Riquewihr in prime sites, more than half of which are Grand Cru, planted with only the noble grape varieties of Alsace. The winemaking is now under the watchful eye of Marc Hugel. The Hugel family were also the pioneers of late-harvest Alsace wines, drafting a law enshrining their production in 1984.

Tasting Notes

Youthful colour, lively, bright, crystal-clear, fresh pale green with silver hints and elegant silkiness. Fresh, open bouquet, a frank and expressively aromatic perfume of fruit and flowers, cardamom, lemon balm, rose, jasmine, freesia, lime and cherry blossom, lychee, pear, cleanly defined and subtly spicy.

Food Matches

Enjoy with fish (baked, pan-fried or in cream sauce); red mullet, turbot, pike-perch, lobster and crab all work perfectly.