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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Hugel Gentil 2007
Hugel Gentil 2007
(search item no. 96599)
The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $12.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Gentil has become a joyous, convivial wine whose arrival the Hugel family always awaits with impatience in the spring following each vintage. The Gentil 2005 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.

The 2007 Gentil reflects its gewürztraminer and sylvaner components in salinity, smoked meatiness, and subtle notes of marjoram, mint and rose petal. The palate brightness of this relatively light-weight wine suggests its element of Riesling, as does the clean, faintly citric finish. (The 2006 is softer and close in overall quality.)" 86 Points
Wine Advocate
August 31, 2008

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About Hugel:

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 company has always maintained its family character and is determined to keep it that way. The vineyards are owned and farmed by individual members of the family whereas the company owns the buildings and machinery.