Hugel Gentil 2016

White Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  367284
$17.95
VIN
90
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    Pale bright yellow. Fresh aromas of mirabelle, nectarine, tangerine, minty herbs and crushed stone. Quite dry, juicy and elegant, featuring stone fruit and mineral flavors sexed up by a flinty nuance on the end. Still a bit youthfully tight, but this is a marvelous Gentil, the best I remember from Hugel in years. It's a delicious, lovely, fresh wine that, though not the last word in complexity, is easygoing and full of early appeal. A very complex blend of Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc/Auxerrois, and Pinot Gris, plus a little Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d'Alsace; 40 years ago Gentil used to be at least 40% Sylvaner but in recent times the blend of Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois had taken over, to my mind one of the main reasons for Gentil's downfall. What one wants from a Gentil is mineral florality and freshness, not heavy-handed, honeyed and spicy aromas and flavors. Drinking Window: 2018-2023. Score - 90. (Ian D'Agata, vinous.com, April 2018)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: March 2, 2019
    Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 12%
    Made In: Alsace, France
    By: Hugel & Fils S.A.
    Sugar Content: 4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal: White Blend

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: March 2, 2019
    Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 12%
    Made In: Alsace, France
    By: Hugel & Fils S.A.
    Sugar Content: 4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal: White Blend