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  • Country ranking ?

    1 651
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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The Story

Blend: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc

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 flavor 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.

Terroir: The grapes used to produce Hugels "Classic" wines come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr.

Vinification: Hugel Gentil is a traditional Alsace blend of varying amounts of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats followed by natural clarification in neutral vessels over the winter. The wine is lightly fined and gently filtered prior to bottling in the spring.

Beginning with the 2009 vintage, Gentil is bottled exclusively with the DIAM closure to avoid any risk of cork taint.

From The Wine Advocate "You start into the Hugel world with the Gentil Hugel, a dry white assemblage of all noble Alsatian grape varieties except of Pinot Noir. The wine “revives an ancient Alsace tradition whereby a wine assembled from a range of noble grapes was called 'Gentil.'" The Hugels communicate and further: "Perfectly dry, our Gentil brings together the elegance of Riesling, the richness of Pinot Gris, the fruit-driven aromas of Gewurztraminer and Muscat, and the freshness of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner."

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Origin

Riquewihr, Alsace

Other wines from this producer

Classic Gewurztraminer 'Hugel'

Classic Pinot Blanc

Classic Pinot Gris

Classic Riesling

Gewurtraminer Vendange Tardive

Gewurztraminer 'Hugel'

Gewurztraminer Jubilée

Muscat Tradition

Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe

Riesling Grossi Laüe

Riesling 'Hugel' Jubilee

Riesling 'Hugel' Jubilée

Riesling 'Hugel' Sélection de Grains Nobles

Riesling Schoelhammer

Riesling Vendange Tardive

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