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2021 Gentil, Famille Hugel, Alsace

Tasting Notes

"The perfect Gentil should be aromatic, aperitive, yet dry and gastronomic. On the nose, the fruit of the aromatic grapes composing it presents itself first, unmistakably Alsace, it opens on yellow plums, rose, quince, citrus zests. Generous, it quickly invites you to a first sip. In mouth, harmony prevails. Supple, the palate unfolds, pleasant, graceful, leading to a delicate, fresh finish."

Vineyard Information

Famille Hugel owns an estate of 30 hectares around the historic and picturesque town of Riquewihr in the heart of Alsace. More than half of these vineyards are classified as Grand Cru: the Schoenenbourg, known for its Riesling, and the Sporen for its Gewurztraminer. Hugel also purchase grapes from a further 100 hectares farmed by partner growers who have the same clay and limestone dominated terroirs. All grapes are, and always have been, picked by hand.

Alsace is the second driest wine region in France and has a unique climate that allows the grapes to ripen slowly, thanks to regular 'Indian Summer's'. This produces dry, well-balanced wines with great finesse, as such, they make a perfect match for most Western and Asian cuisine.

As one of Alsace’s ancient wine producing families, Famille Hugel have been instrumental in shaping the laws that govern the production of the region’s wines. They drafted the legislation governing the production of late-harvest Alsace wines – the Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles - and they were also responsible for reviving ‘Gentil’, a traditional blend of Alsace noble grapes. Gentil is Hugel’s only wine that is not produced from a single grape variety and revives an ancient Alsace tradition whereby a wine that was assembled from a range of noble grapes was called 'Gentil'. Perfectly dry, it brings together the elegance of Riesling, the richness of Pinot Gris, the fruit-driven aromas of Gewurztraminer and Muscat, and the freshness of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner.

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RegionAlsace White
Drink from2023
Drink to2025
EthicEveryday drinking