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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 Gew├╝rztraminer 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

Gewurztraminer is a highly interesting grape varietal, as the fruit is normally a dark blushed pink in color, often veering towards purple, yet it produces highly elegant white wines prized in its native central Europe and elsewhere around the world. The Gewurztraminer grapes contain quite a high amount of natural sugars, resulting in wines which are 'off-dry' and give the impression of sweetness, without being classed as actually sweet. What this grape is most noted for, however, is its remarkable flavors: highly perfumed, full of notes of rose water, Turkish delight, lychees and other aromatic fruits. Despite being notoriously difficult to grow, the Gewurztraminer grapes have such unique and fine qualities that many wineries continue to persevere with these fickle vines, and their popularity is expected to continue growing in the future.

Region: Alsace

Alsace is a particularly fascinating region of France when it comes to wine and wine culture. The long, slender Germanic style bottles we often see coming out of Alsatian wineries have become iconic of the region's wine industry, and for centuries, such bottles have been the favorites of the crowned heads of Europe. Riesling and Gewurztraminer have always been the two primary grapes of Alsace, however, there are nine different varietals permitted by French law, most of them being used to make white wine. Alsace produces over a hundred million liters of wine per year, which are exported across the globe and enjoyed by people seeking a fine wine offering something a little different. As such, Alsace is an important global wine producing region, with a character and set of flavors and features which are all its own.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.