Wine review: Gewurztraminer ‘Hugel’

5 10 2013

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The Hugel family, winegrowing ancestors since 1639!

Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains.
This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensity.

Production of Wineyard Hugel averages 110,000 cases per year, of which around 90% is exported to more than 100 countries worldwide. Tasted from Hugel & Fils Gewurztraminer ‘Hugel’ which is one the Hugel classic wines. Other categories are tradition, jubilee, vendange tardive and selection de grains nobles.

THE LOOK

Hints of pale green and straw yellow, it is bright and clear which indicatesof full body.

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THE NOSE

First aroma is noble rot which is typical to sweet white wines but also for Gewurztraminer grape. Soft, aromatic, scented bouquet with flowers and fruits

THE TASTE

Again noble rot but dry palate although sensation is not so dry as many other grapes give. Aromatic finish.

Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 13.00 %
Extract : 28 g/l
Acidity: 5.1 g/l
Sugar: 7 g/l
Energy : 80 kcal / 100 ml (350 kJ / 100 ml)
Closure: natural cork

Wine suits well with wild duck and calvados sauce (recipe available on page Dining at home) as well as with roe. With sushi and oriental flavors it does not pair so well. Serve well chilled due to light noble rot in taste.

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REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 3,5/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK ++ / +++

http://www.hugel.com/en/notes.php


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