Hugel Gentil 2009


SKU 897443827020


Gentil shows pure, fresh aromas, very fruit-driven and floral, as well as expressive and flattering. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively, youthful fresh character that is refreshing, with a pleasant, scented finish. Gentil is a perfect wine to sip with friends or to enjoy with simple everyday meals. Gentil is best enjoyed chilled with saltwater and freshwater fish, shellfish, starters and hors d'oeuvres.
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Alsace
Brand Hugel
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe mere 5% of Muscat in Hugel's 2009 Gentil seems to have been sufficient to engender its scents of sage, orange blossom, and apricot; with Gewurztraminer and an unusually high - roughly one-quarter - share of Pinot Gris lending breadth, softness, and smoked meat characteristics. This manages to refresh and to be relatively light on its feet despite nearly 13% alcohol, atypically high for this cuvee. Its success is a fine tribute to the skill with which the Hugels executed this blend. But I would drink it in 2011.

David Schildknecht, May 2011