Gewurztraminer Classic 2015

Famille Hugel

Terroir: The grapes used to produce Hugels “Classic” wines come exclusively from estate owned vineyards or from growers under long term contract surrounding the village of Riquewihr.

Vinification: Hugel Gewurztraminer is a flagship wine for the Hugel family. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats followed by natural clarification in nuetral vessels over the winter. The wine is lightly fined and gently filtered prior to bottling in the spring.

From The Wine Advocate “New is the Classic (former Hugel) range that represents “the essence of the pure, dry Famille Hugel style” and now includes Muscat and Pinot Gris, along with all the other noble grapes. The grapes of the Classic range are predominantly purchased but obligatory hand-picked from vineyards with clay-limestone soils in Riquewihr and neighbouring villages, and give classic gastronomic wines with a dry expression.”

Additional Information

The spice of Alsace and one of Famille Hugel’s signature wines. It is both aromatic and extroverted through its floral and spicy notes. Gewurztraminer is an invitation to accompany a variety of spicy Asian dishes as well as smoked salmon and strong cheeses.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Alsace
  • Winemaker: Marc Hugel
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: 30 years
  • Yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.33 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 8.1 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gewurztraminer

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
    "A creamy, medium-bodied white, with soft, juicy acidity and a subtle range of orange sorbet, melon, apple blossom and spice flavors. Drink now through 2020. 6,700 cases made."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Tender notes of jasmine and rose rise from the glass. The concentrated palate has both freshness and texture from citrus zestiness. Pear and peach notes are subtle but long on the dry, textured finish.
  • Score: 91 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    "Bright and supple at the same time. This gewurztraminer is light years removed from the sweet showgirl wines that dominate the market. The lychee and Turkish-delight character of the grape only shows at the finish. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
    "Bright straw-gold. Delicate but enticing aromas of pineapple, marzipan, sweet spices and grapefruit nectar, plus a touch of smoky grilled nuts that complements rather than overwhelms the wine. Suave and complex, this showcases lovely balance and a captivating sweet-sour quality on the long, floral finish. Made with 50% bought grapes, this Gewürz offers an uncanny combination of richness and delicacy; the note of grilled nuts on the back end is typical of the warm year."
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
    The 2015 Gewurztraminer Classic opens clear, fresh and spicy on the nose. The palate is pure and salty, pretty intense and provided with ripe pear aromas. The 2015 is stunningly clear, fresh and finessed for the vintage and finishes with good grip and tension.

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