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The backgound behind the tradition of GENTIL

etiqettte_gentil.jpgDecades ago, some of the finest Alsace wines were called GENTIL (meaning blend of nobles grapes). When such a wine was made from grapes grown in just one famous vineyard, the vineyard name was added, as was the case with our ancient SPOREN "HUGEL".

The first vintage, 1992, was successfully introduced in certain test markets. Subsequent vintages have continued this trend in many other countries, including the USA, Canada, Sweden, Australia and even Malaysia and Hong Kong. This wine has become a true success story and often a point of entry to Alsace wines for many new wine lovers.

GENTIL "HUGEL" is based on the refreshing Sylvaner & Pinot Blanc grapes, in order to reach an affordable price, with over 50% of the 4 "noble" grapes varieties : Pinot Gris for body, Riesling for finesse, Gewurztraminer for richness and spice, and Muscat for aromatics.

The grapes for GENTIL "HUGEL" are all hand-picked and vinified in our cellars and subject to exactly the same strict standards of quality that characterise all the wines we produce.

We are certain that even the most demanding of palates will appreciate this wine with the "HUGEL" signature, an agreeable wine at a reasonable price.

Menu 1921

Wedding menu of Lina and Jean Hugel in 1921 where Gentil was served


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