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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Hugel (Domaine) 2005

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • 11% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

A refined and rarefied wine only produced on good years. This alchemy wine has won rave reviews from critics, but requires several years in the cellar to reveal itself in all its glory.  More info

  • Quantity: 2 Half-bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Gewurztraminer
  • Producer/Owner: Hugel (Domaine)
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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Hugel (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 9°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Toasts de pain dépices et foie gras, Volaille aux morilles, Cheesecake au chocolat.

Peak: 2025-2030

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Hugel (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    When this syrupy wine began to enjoy a renewed popularity, the Hugel family were instrumental in its revival, releasing a high-quality Gewürztraminer which was to be produced only in the best years. Wines carrying the classification ‘Sélections de Grains Nobles' are reputed to be superior to Sauternais; refined and rarefied, they can be distinguished by a rich, concentrated and complex bouquet, appearing overripe on the nose. To taste they reveal sumptuous honeyed aromas of peach and a hint of spice making them some of the best dessert wines in the world. What's more, their ageing potential is virtually unlimited.

    Information about domain Hugel

    Hugel is a family operation that has been making wines since 1639; production is currently managed by the eleventh and twelfth generations, in the form of Jean-Philippe, Marc and Étienne, who endeavour to uphold the Hugel style developed by their ancestors. Their activities are divided between a wine merchant business and production in their own name, from the 26 hectare vineyard, located entirely in Riquewihr in the most prestigious crus and planted with traditional varieties in the following proportions: 40% Riesling, 40% Gewurztraminer, 15% (Tokay) Pinot Gris and 5% Pinot Noir. The oldest vines (around 60 years old) are from the family nursery. Hugel produces wine with rigorous respect for the environment: no fertilizers, very low yields, and green harvests at the end of July. The wine merchant activity is supplied solely by the purchase of grapes, from 115 hectares that are managed by growers under contract. All of the harvests are manual and will remain so. Hugel produces 110,000 cases of wine every year, 85% of which are exported. In order to preserve the wines' freshness and character, Hugel starts bottling in the spring. The Jubilee, VT and SGN cuvées are only produced in the best years, from the Domaine Viticole Hugel's Grands Crus vines. It is largely the Hugel family who have instigated the revival of this kind of wine. ssert wines in the world. Furthermore they have an almost unlimited longevity.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 2 Half-bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Trade
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 11 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Gewurztraminer
    • Producer/Owner: Hugel (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2005
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: 2025-2030
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Gewurztraminer

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    (1)For delivery in metropolitan France. More information....