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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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.
Quite a deep pale green, straw yellow color, clear, bright and nicely unctuous in aspect.
The bouquet is very aromatic, perfumed and fruity, but above all, spicy, dominated by saffron, nutmeg, fresh almond, with lots of dense, oriental rose, frangipane, jasmine and fresh China tea.
There is an discernable sensation of softness and harmony that bathes the palate. It is seductive and flattering yet totally dry, with a subtle astringency, the hallmark of a Gewurztraminer with character, from a fine vintage and picked at perfect maturity.
A wine to drink now or within 2 or 3 years, served chilled at 48° as an aperitif or with lightly spicy food, from China, Morocco or Indonesia, with lobster and crayfish, and with strong cheeses like Munster.
In the cellars, the oldest of which dates back to 1551, can be seen rows of oak wine casks, over one hundred years old, crafted by the forefathers of the present generation of Hugels now running the company. Near them is the oldest cask in the world still in use: the Sainte Caterine, which has a capacity of 8,800 litres. It was built in 1715, the year in which Louis XIV died. The...Read More About Hugel
Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...Read More About Alsace
Spice is Nice
If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from
Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the
aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in
and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...Read More About Gewurztraminer
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