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Hugel Classic Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France, 2017

Produced by Famille Hugel

£21.95/bottle

2017  |  13%
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The spice of Alsace and one of Famille Hugel’s signature wines. Gewurztraminer Classic is both aromatic and extroverted through its floral and spicy notes. Originally from Northern Italy, this is the emblematic grape of the region due to its slow maturation with cool nights giving its full varietal expression. Dry but intensely aromatic.

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Originally from northern Italy, this is the emblematic grape of the region due to its slow maturation with cool nights giving its full varietal expression. Dry but intensely aromatic. This wine is the spice of Alsace and one of Famille Hugel’s signature wines. It is both aromatic and extroverted through its floral and spicy notes. Gewurztraminer is an invitation to accompany a variety of spicy Asian dishes as well as smoked salmon and strong cheeses.

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequalled intensity. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.

Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World’s Best Sommelier 1989
Youthfulness in every sense. This wine has an excellent smart, joyful, sparkling fresh and dynamic clear pastel yellow colour with pale pistachio and matcha green tea highlights accompanied with rich and lively legs. The nose is both precise and dizzying, with all of the expression of an authentic Gewurztraminer, full of aroma and exuberance and as light-footed and sprightly as a ballerina. It has a refined set of aromas including hawthorn blossom, freesia, lily, tropical fruit, persimmon, mango and spices such as ginger, Szechuan pepper; all of this with a perfectly refined equilibrium. On the palate we find a harmony that is in keeping with its full yet light touch and the after-taste is smooth, aromatic, scented and refreshing inviting you to keep drinking. This wine should be consumed straight away to make the most of its typical pure and precise Gewurztraminer youthfulness.

Ideal for aperitifs of teatime, of just for drinking for the sheer pleasure of enjoying a good wine. Goes well with Moroccan, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean or Mexican dishes that combine sweet and sour, spices, chillies. Spiced game of fish terrines.

Best served at 8° C. Consume now or lay down for 3 to 5 years

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