2013 Hugel Gentil | Birgitta’s Wine of the Month

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Hugel Gentil is a workhorse of wine from Alsace, a wine with a summery tone. The designation Gentil means that it is made from a blend of the Alsatian green grapes. In this case, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. The colour is so bright yellow that one could easily believe that it lacks substance. But it has both aromatic and floral aromas and a fruity and fresh flavour of peach, melon and orange blossom. There’s plenty of flavours in a rather solid body which makes the wine go well with for example a cold buffet table with both vegetables and meat, also with Asian flavours. A certain bitterness in the aftertaste makes it more of a food wine. Serve it very cold in order to reduce the perception of bitterness if you also want to have it as an aperitif. Price: ~10 euro.

A narrow street in Eguisheim, Alsace
A narrow street in Eguisheim, Alsace, copyright BKWine Photography
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Vineyards around Hussern les Chateaux, Eguisheim, Alsace, copyright BKwine Photography
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Little Venice, Colmar, Alsace, copyright BKWine Photography
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Grand cru vineyards in Alsace, copyright BKWine Photography
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Little Venice in Colmar, copyright BKWine Photography
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Vineyards in Alsace, copyright BKWine Photography
An Alsatian village
An Alsatian village, copyright BKWine Photography

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