Alsace wines date back at least 2,000 years. There is no family that has promoted this ancient wine region more than Hugel. The iconic Hugel Gewurztraminer 2013 is for us the benchmark against which all others can be judged. Wonderfully easy to drink – it just slips down – it walks the incredibly narrow path between being a crowd pleaser and having immense sophistication, itself a reflection of a long growing season and maturation. The 2013 vintage is superb giving a fine, well-balanced wine with great depth. This is a highly perfumed wine, with tropical fruit and lychee overtones plus cardamon spice, saffron and liquorice. Perfect as an aperitif, with lobster, Chinese or spicy food or with pork, pheasant or partridge. One of our all time favourite nemeses.
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Serve at 8°C, within 2 to 4 years. A wine for those who prefer Gewurztraminer to be not too exuberant or fragrant. Other ‘aromatic‘ grapes pale into insignificance! Distinctive even on sight, its pink skin gives it one of the deepest hues in the white wine spectrum. Once tasted, Gewürztraminer is unmistakeable, with an aroma of ripe lychees and Turkish delight, many newcomers to wine find it the first grape they can identify. In too warm a climate it races to over-ripeness at the expense of acidity, so it is well suited to the established regions of Alsace and Germany, with cooler sites such as the Clare Valley in Australia or maritime New Zealand producing exciting examples as well.