2015 Hugel "Gentil" Alsace

SKU #1281754 Wine Enthusiast

 A light touch is conveyed by aromas of honeysuckle, while the off-dry palate is balanced by fresh, citric verve. This wine has a dancing, easygoing nature marked by freshness and lightness in equal measure. Asian food flavors suggest themselves for this super-balanced, playful white. (AK)  (11/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Orange blossom, ripe melon and pineapple flavors are layered with juicy acidity and a hint of stony mineral in this zesty white, with a lightly spiced finish. (AN)  (10/2016)

K&L Notes

Gentil is a traditional blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner that is fermented in temperature-controlled vats over the cold winter months, and then rested on its lees until sometime in the spring. This dry style, crisp white combines the spicy aromatics of Muscat and Gewurz, the body and texture of Pinot Gris and the unmatched elegance of Riesling.

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Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/21/2017 | Send Email
A very refreshing, light aromatic wine, perfect for drinking by itself, or would very nicely pair with many light Asian dishes or sushi. I pick up aromas of green apple peel and honeysuckle with faint whiffs of honey and petrol. The wine is delightfully rich on the palate with spiced ripe apricot and nectarine, and cleaned up by a rocky minerality. A very nice wine and a great value.

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