Hugel Gewurztraminer 2009

Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France

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Item No. 108699
  • 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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes used to produce Hugels "Classic" wines come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr.

Quite a deep pale green, straw yellow color, clear, bright and nicely unctuous in aspect. The bouquet is very aromatic, perfumed and fruity, but above all, spicy, dominated by saffron, nutmeg, fresh almond, with lots of dense, oriental rose, frangipane, jasmine and fresh China tea. There is an discernable sensation of softness and harmony that bathes the palate. It is seductive and flattering yet totally dry, with a subtle astringency, the hallmark of a Gewurztraminer with character, from a fine vintage and picked at perfect maturity. A wine to drink now or within 2 or 3 years, served chilled at 48° as an aperitif or with lightly spicy food, from China, Morocco or Indonesia, with lobster and crayfish, and with strong cheeses like Munster.

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