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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Hugel Gentil 2009
Hugel Gentil 2009
(search item no. 108705)

PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.