The perfect introduction to Alsace wines as it combines the qualities of the local white varietals. This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called “Gentil”. Gentil “Hugel” allies the suave, spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Aromatic, refreshing and balanced.
Producer Information: Domaine Hugel
FROM THE MIDDLE AGES, RIQUEWIHR WAS RENOWNED FOR "THE MOST NOBLE WINES OF ALL THE COUNTRY". THE HUGEL FAMILY’S VINEYARD ESTATES COVER MORE THAN 25 HECTARES, EXCLUSIVELY IN RIQUEWIHR, AND ALMOST HALF OF WHICH ARE IN THE GRAND CRU ZONE. NO USE OF FERTILISER, LOW YIELDS, VINES AVERAGING THIRTY YEARS OF AGE, THINNING OUT OF EXCESS BUNCHES, AND PICKING ALWAYS BY HAND, ARE ALL FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO RIGOROUSLY HIGH LEVELS OF QUALITY.