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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Hugel Gewurztraminer 2005
Hugel Gewurztraminer 2005
(search item no. 89600)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $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 Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Frank, spontaneous, expressive, wonderfully perfumed with a multitude of floral aromas, rose, freesia, mullein, acacia, frangipani and hawthorn, its bouquet is fragrant, fruity and attractively light. Refreshingly clean and dry on the palate, deceptively easy to enjoy, it has a soft, gentle finish with a nicely integrated structure and opulence.

Food Match: shellfish, salmon, quiche, pate, fish, Asian cuisine, sushi.

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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.