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Hugel Et Fils Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2006 375ml
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Hugel Et Fils Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2006

Hugel Et Fils - Alsace - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Hugel Et Fils Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2006

Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Elegant, with textbook Gewürztraminer flavors of lychee, rose petal, cream and a hint of red grapefruit. The acidity is deftly balanced, and the finish is tangy, with lingering apricot and anise notes. Drink now through 2018. 50 cases imported.
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
Litchi, marzipan, quince preserves, mint candy, and pure honey of botrytis mark the Hugel 2006 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive as among the more purely-ennobled wines of its vintage, free of any fungal elements. Polished and... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Hugel Et Fils

Varietal: Gewurztraminer

The pink-purple grapes of the Gewurztraminer vines are renowned for being particularly difficult to grow, struggling in soils containing chalk and being extremely sensitive to fluctuating climatic conditions. Not only can they cannot survive frost, they also lose all of their interesting and unique flavors in too much heat. Despite this, wineries in their native central Europe, as well as elsewhere in the world continue to persevere with this varietal, and for very good reason. Few other grape varietals produce wines as aromatic or interestingly flavored as the Gewurztraminer, being packed full of beautiful perfumed notes reminiscent of lychees and rose water. Their natural sweetness comes through beautifully in the glass, and their bouquet is considered to be amongst the most pleasing and complex of any grape varietal.

Region: Alsace

For lovers of fine white and rosé wines, there are few regions in the world quite as good as France's Alsace. The region itself is a particularly fascinating one, as it has long been fought over by France and Germany, resulting in a culture and wine industry which is something of a blend of the two countries. Wines in Alsace are almost all white, although there are more wineries now producing the pale red or pinkish Pinot Noir wines which the region is also renowned for. Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat are also grown in huge quantities across the Alsace, and most of the region's wines are made from these varietals. Overall, Alsace is a highly productive region of France, with over a hundred million liters of wine being produced annually from the nine permitted grape varietals the region grows.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.