Appearance: This wine has a pure and youthful colour, brimming with life and a wonderful silvery crystalline sheen over a nice fresh bright yellow and the pale greens of pistachio, lime tree with some hints of pale yellow in its smooth legs.
Aroma: The bouquet is young, daring and filled with a wonderfully pure juvenile, spontaneous and aromatic expression, it is full-fruited with a subtle hints of Muscat, elderflower, white peach, lemon balm, grapefruit, lime, hawthorn, spring jasmine, lime tree cherry and pear blossom. The bouquet is deliciously aromatic and dashing.
Mouth Feel: On the palate this is a bright, vigorous dry wine with a wonderful sense of refinement and elegance, it has a lively tactile freshness which explodes inside the mouth with pleasant precise, frank and balanced flavours.
Food Pairing: This is an ideal refreshing wine which can be served right away, or in two years to get the most of its aromatic and refreshing charm.
An ideal wine for aperitifs, oysters, shellfish, seafood, raw fish, sushi or marinated, Carpaccio of langoustines, scallops, grilled fish in light or slightly creamy sauces.
Ideal with lightly spiced oriental, Indian, Moroccan, Mexican dishes.
Wine SpectatorThis light-bodied white jangles with tangy acidity, offering a stony underpinning to the lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, white cherry, basil and pickled ginger. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling and others. Drink now through 2019. 30,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Gentil Hugel is a blend of all the white Alsatian grape varieties that had been bottled the day before I tasted it in late April 2017. The wine is clear, fresh and aromatic on the nose, terribly crisp and piquant on the palate, provided with a really racy acidity. The 2016 has good phenolic grip and tension and is pleasantly light at 12.6% alcohol. A really stimulating aperitif.
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