Always one of the great value whites, it had been a few vintages since I had tried this.  Still quite good.  It is a blend of 40% Sylvaner, with Pinot Blanc Auxerrois, Riesling, and Pinot Gris, and a little Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d’Alsace. The name Gentil is therefore reserved for AOC Alsace wines fulfilling the superior-quality blending standards. This blending must have at least 50% of Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and/or Gewurztraminer, and the rest can be either Sylvaner, Chasselas and/or Pinot Blanc.  Before blending, each variety must be vinified separately and must officially qualify as an AOC Alsace wine. The vintage year must appear on the Gentil label and can only be sold after being tasted and approved.  Light green/golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has green apples, Christmas spices, and slight hay.  Light to medium bodied.  Dry.  On the palate, apples with slight grassiness and lots of minerality.  Nice finish.  This is made to be consumed in the first few years of its life.  It worked well with a curry dish.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

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