Alsace, you almost fooled me

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Brand NameHugel & Fils
Wine NameGentil
Vintage (Year)2006
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeGewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Silvaner Blend
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %12%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

At my last foray over to Canal's, I wound up picking up this bottle of Gentil wine, thinking that is was a varietal that I haven't had before, but alas, it is actually the combination of several varietals (Gerwurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner). This wine contains the flavors of peach, pear and apricot, cut with a nice interesting muting of Sylvaner (taste Sylvaner and you'll understand)

This wine is not too strong in any of it's flavors, but not something that should go with any dish. I would see it as best with poultry and wild fowl, but not any meats. Freshly cut veggies, cheeses and also maybe some cured meats would also be great with this.


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