Hugel Gewurztraminer 2001

Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France

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Item No. 56424
  • W&S91
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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

Learn About Hugel Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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