Wine Hugel, "Gentil" AOC, 2017
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Reviews of purchase Hugel, "Gentil" AOC, 2017
Wine Sleek, elegant, vivid pale green color with silver accents.
The wine has a generous, dry, soft taste with supple texture, delicate fruity notes and a charming finish.
The aroma of wine - an attractive palette composed of notes of cardamom, lemon balm, rose, lime blossom, cherry and almond.
Wine is an excellent aperitif. Also, it is excellent with fish, grilled red mullet, perch, lobster, crab and cheese such as Comte and Reblochon.
"Gentil" - a delicious, well-balanced, classic dry white wine. 2013 was characterized by a late, wet spring, resulting in the prerequisites for a small crop. However, the high temperatures and extreme weather, which held all summer, allowed the grapes to perfection to reach their potential.
This privileged geographical location in Alsace are born great wines. Its climate is due to the distance that separates it from maritime influences, and allows the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine a delicate fragrance and unmatched intensity.
"Genty" - a unique wine. The only blended wines in the lineup Hugel, it revives the ancient traditions of Alsace to create a wine from assemblyazha noble grape varieties, called "Gentil". In blended "Gentil" Hugel from - suave, spicy flavor Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris tions the, refinement Riesling, Muscat sweet and refreshing character of Sylvaner and Pinot Bianco. The wine is made exclusively from grapes purchased under long-term contract winemakers, whose vineyards are located in the top ten best places around Riquewihr. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested from vines by hand. Berries are small are put in the bath for a press, which are filled by gravity, without pumping or other mechanical interventions. After pressing, the wort is drained for a few hours, and then fermented in barrels or vats at a controlled temperature of 18 to 24 ° C. Wine goes natural cleansing during the winter. The following spring, the wine is slightly filtered and bottled, which for some time kept in cellars before release. The wine can be drunk young or keep for 3 years.
The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XV century. Two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which was devastated by the terrible Thirty Years' War. In 1639 he was made an honorary citizen of the city and soon headed a very powerful corporation winegrowers. In the XVIII and XIX centuries Hugel family had an enviable reputation for its wine-making skills and the cultivation of vineyards.
Prior to the beginning of the XVII century Alsace was the largest and most famous wine region in the Holy Roman Empire. The Thirty Years War, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic and the Franco-Prussian War led wine region of Alsace in decline. By the early twentieth century, the devastation caused by pests and diseases spore, brought the situation to a critical point.
After 1918, a few far-sighted and courageous winegrowers, including Frédéric Emile Hugel, took steps to save the vineyards of Alsace. Frédéric Emile Hugel devoted his life to the promotion of quality wines from noble grape varieties. His son Jean its persistence and hard work, proved that Alsace wines deserve a place among the best wines in the world. The next generation faithfully perform basic tasks inherited from their ancestors - to make great wines of Alsace white wines of the XXI century.