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2010 Hugel & Fils Gentil, Alsace, France

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $14   From: $10   To: $15

Search Rank 6101 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 6101st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 5502nd

Score: 86   When to drink: 2011 to 2013
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
87/100    
87/100    
86/100    
16/20   2011 to 2013
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Price History for 2010 Hugel & Fils Gentil, Alsace, France
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Grape Variety

Edelzwicker is an Alsatian wine term taken from the German words edel (noble) and zwicker (blend). The term dates back to 1644, when the so-called noble varieties in Alsace were differentiated from those judged to be of lesser quality. Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat fell into the noble category, while Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, ...more


Region
  • Alsace, in the far north-eastern corner of France, stands out from other French wine regions thanks to its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These are the result of the region having switched back and forth between German and French sovereignty in recent centuries – and are evident not only in Alsatian architecture and culture, but also in the wines.

    The Alsace region lies between the Vosges mountains and the French border with Germany, marked by the Rhine river. A long, thin region, it measures 115 miles (185km) north to south and just 25 miles (40km) from east to west. The key viticultural areas here are all located on the lower hillsides of the Vosges, on slopes with east and south-easterly aspects.

    The Vosges play a vital role in defining the region's ...more

  • France – the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained i...more

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