Gewurztraminer Classic 2017

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
  • Pack Size: 12/375ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gewurztraminer

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    "Here’s a classic, spicy Alsace gewurztraminer that’s ripe and generous (14% alcohol), but with more discreet tannins and a drier finish than most examples of this category. That makes it so much easier to drink! Drink now."
  • Good Housekeeping Author: Lizz Schumer
    Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
    20 Best Thanksgiving Wines at Every Price Point to Pair With Turkey -- "Much easier to drink than it is to spell, this French Gewurztraminer is dry with floral and spicy notes that taste special alongside turkey and taters. It's a great choice for white wine drinkers who want something a little different, and it can carry you through to dessert too."
  • Forbes Author: Aly Walansky
    Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
    10 Perfect Wines And Spirits To Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner -- "This dry white wine ($31) is shockingly versatile, and will pair well with turkey, cranberries and sweet potatoes! The beautiful floral and spicy notes will go well with all those fabulous holiday dinner sides - and everyone knows those are the best part of the meal!"
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    "A subtle veil of Damask rose encloses peachiness on the nose of this wine. Although the palate reveals power and warmth, it cloaks it in subtle rose notes. The finish is just about dry. It's lovely and subtle."

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