2018 Hugel GewurztraminerGewurztraminer from France
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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 accom...
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
A cascade of rose petals welcomes you to the world of drier-style gewurz, with a lovely, silky balance on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Delicate and light-footed finish. Nice, citrusy freshness. Drink now.
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.
If the short crop of 2017 caused a lot of frustration, 2018 wiped it out completely with a mythical year. This cult vintage to be took a while to start, though, with a late budding on April 10th. But the warm conditions, continued long after the end of harvest treated the vine to offer us an unprecedentedly early vintage. Blooming completed on June 5th after 10 days! Ultra-fast canopy development had us run behind our vines all season long. Harvest started on September 5th (record early date)
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||pear, spice, apple, lemon, lychee and mango|
|Nose||petrol, flint, honey, spice, perfume, peach and mango|