Hugel Gewurztraminer 2011

Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France

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Item No. 133109
  • 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

Very young, lively colour with pale green, straw yellow hints. Nicely bright and very clear, it trickles unctuously down the glass.

Frank, open bouquet, aromatic and perfumed, very floral and vinous, clean and fresh notes of fruit and spice, rose, mignonette, lily of the valley, mango, lychee, pineapple, passion fruit, cardamom, saffron, hop flower.

Dry on the palate, its freshness harmonises well with its generous structure, nicely aromatic and flavoursome on the finish.

A wine to drink at 1, 2 or 3 years of age, served chilled at 8°C as an aperitif, to spend a pleasant moment.

Or enjoy it with lightly spicy dishes, Chinese, Moroccan, Indonesian, lobster, crayfish tails, with strong cheeses like Munster or Maroilles, also with white meats, veal and pork, and game birds, pheasant, partridge.

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Rating:
(8/17/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Pair with: Charcuterie, Ham, Tapas, Salty snacks
I'm a fan of dry Gewurztraminer, ideally without no residual sugar. These have big noses that stand up to almost any food but don't assault the palate with sweetness. If the acid is high enough and there's no residual fermentation going on (which produces a bit of carbonation) these wines will age for quite a while and are good at every stage of their lives. This one qualifies nicely. I have had bigger dry Gewurztraminer (wines with more total extract) and whenever I find such a wine I'll buy first and tell everyone else later. This one isn't a big, oily-full-bodied star but it's a fine dry Gewurz.
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