Hugel Gewurztraminer "Classic" 2015, Alsace, France

Produced by the Hugel family, 12 generations of unbroken winegrowing tradition since 1639. Alsace is the driest wine region in France with a cool and long growing season giving unique dry wines with great finesse and unequalled intensity. Classic “Hugel” wines are made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. With true Alsace character, these “Hugel” wines faithfully mirror the characteristics of each varietal and each individual vintage. Gewurztraminer 2015 – Made exclusively from hand harvested grapes from predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, in a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. A cool and long growing season give this unique dry wine great finesse and unequalled intensity. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale.

$25.99