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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Hugel Gewurztraminer 2001
Hugel Gewurztraminer 2001
(search item no. 56424)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Every quality that one would expect to find in a Gewurztraminer is present - a youthful freshness, a brilliant light green sheen, and a frank and exemplary purity of varietal expression. Its impressively perfumed and aromatic bouquet is full of fruit (apple, white peach, passion fruit, lychee, mango) and flowers (rose, jasmine, reseda) with a touch of spice, all enveloped with enchanting delicacy. It is light and airy on the palate, refreshing and easy to drink, lively, ripe and superbly elegant, with a long, clean finish that is as pure and perfumed as one could wish for. This is a wine to enjoy already, or within the next year, in order not to miss its unique, textbook varietal character. Serve at 8°C as an apéritif, or with starters, meat terrine, marinated or poached fish, shellfish…

"An exhuberant gewurz held in a tight and stony structure, this wine comes off bold and firm. Teh alcohal shows, adding spice rather than heat, building the fruit to a peaches and cream richness. A meaty white for saucisson or other hearty fare."
-W&S

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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.