Hugel Gentil 2016
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For over 370 years and with 13-family generations the Hugel family has produced beautiful classic wines of Alsace. Known today for their passion and modern outlook, the dynamic Hugel family, located in the fortified village of Riquewihr, has earned a worldwide reputation for their Alsace wines. The first wine in the Hugel range is named Gentil. This lovely blended white brings together the elegance of dry Riesling, the richness of Pinot Gris, the spices of Gewurztraminer and Muscat, and the freshness of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Floral, dry and joyous in nature, Gentil is loved worldwide for its tasty flavor, terrific value and versatility in food pairing. Made from handpicked grapes in sustainable vineyards. Serve as an aperitif or with seafood, Asian cuisine, salads and cheeses.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Gentil Hugel is a blend of all the white Alsatian grape varieties that had been bottled the day before I tasted it in late April 2017. The wine is clear, fresh and aromatic on the nose, terribly crisp and piquant on the palate, provided with a really racy acidity. The 2016 has good phenolic grip and tension and is pleasantly light at 12.6% alcohol. A really stimulating aperitif.