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Hugel et Fils Classic Gentil

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The perfect introduction to Alsace wines as it combines the qualities of all our white varietals.
 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 Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner.
In the vineyard :
 A patchwork of the best terroirs around our family home, produced exclusively from hand harvested grapes in predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, from a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequalled drinkability.
Winemaking :
 The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention.
 After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.
 The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM  the cork without the risk of cork taint.
Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989 :
 Bright, silvery sheen, pale green colour, fresh, lively and youthful with an elegant aspect.
 Attractive, flattering bouquet, open and forthcoming, quite aromatic, scented, floral and fruit-driven: cardamom, lemon balm, rose, lime blossom, cherry blossom and sweet almond.
 Harmonious and well-rounded, with a nicely ripe - yet not over-ripe - grape character.
 On the palate, the wine is dry, generous, soft and supple, almost juicy, filling the mouth, showing good structure but also a nice, fruity, aromatic finish.
 A wine with all the hallmarks of a fine, sunny vintage, yet with no loss of finesse.
 Enjoy it now, or within 3 years, as an aperitif or serve it at 8°C with fish, grilled, pan-fried or in sauce, red mullet, turbot, pike-perch, lobster, crab, and certain cheeses : comté, reblochon, fourme d'Ambert, or with dishes flavoured with oriental or Indian spices.



Vintage: 2014/15
Colour: White
Variety: White Blend
Producer: Hugel
Origin: Alsace, France
Style: Aromatic and Medium Dry White Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Now
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1713

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Colour: White Sparkling
Variety: White Blend
Style: Sparkling
Origin: France
Bottle Size: 150cl

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