The Hugel Gentil revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines produced from a blend of noble varietals were called "Gentil".
Gentil shows pure, fresh aromas, very fruit-driven and floral, as well as expressive and flattering. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively, youthful fresh character that is refreshing, with a pleasant, scented finish. Gentil is a perfect wine to sip with friends or to enjoy with simple everyday meals. Gentil is best enjoyed chilled with saltwater and freshwater fish, shellfish, starters and hors d'oeuvres.
"This light-bodied white is clean and minerally, displaying hints of stone, lemon zest and white peach. A racy wine, with a mouthwatering finish. Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Sylvaner. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cases imported. "
"Floral aromas of lavender and verbena accent this wine’s pear and citrus flavors, hinting at a steely minerality underneath."
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