Hugel Gentil 2006

White Blends from Alsace, France

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The 2012 vintage is available for: $17.99
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Item No. 94511
  • white wine
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called "Gentil". Gentil "Hugel" allies the suave, spicy flavor of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner.

Gentil has a pure, fresh bouquet, particularly fruit-driven and floral, engaging and expressive, flattering and affectionate. On the palate it is dry, with a lively, youthful freshness that makes it agreeably refreshing, and an appealingly scented finish. It stimulates the taste buds and makes the perfect wine to enjoy with friends on every simple, unceremonious occasion.

Drink it chilled with all saltwater and freshwater fish, shellfish, starters and hors d'oeuvres.

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This was a tough one. I orginally bought this wine because I love the Alsace region and wanted to try a regional blend. The reason why I gave it a 3 star rating is because it still needs another year of aging and therefore was a bit young. I let the bottle decanter for 15-20 minutes and it balanced out very nicely. It has a lovely golden tint to it and smells of pears and apple cider. On the palette it is relatively sweet and has a slight acidic touch on the back. The taste is also very peary and of white grape juice. This wine is a blend Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner grapes. Hence the name "Gentil" which is a a local word used to describe a blend of the local noble grapes. If you enjoy a sweet, yet tangy wine then this bottle is for you.
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