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Famille Hugel - Gewurztraminer Jubilee 2007

Overview

Hugel's "Jubilee" are sourced exclusively from family owned Grand Cru vineyards in the top terroirs in Alsace.

Terroir: Sourced from the family owned parcel of the Grand Cru Sporen vineyard on the slopes just outside of Riquewihr. Soils here are primarily clay and chalk.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand and brought to the winery in Riquewihr for additional sorting prior to vinification. After a strict sorting the grapes are pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in either stainless steel or large neutral oak casks. The young wines are then fed by gravity to the cellars for aging. Following aging the wines are lightly filtered, bottled and then stored until release to the market.

Additional Details edit

"A deep but youthful colour, intense pale greenish yellow, star bright luscious “tears” on the glass.
Characteristically rich and vinous bouquet, perfumed and spicily aromatic: saffron pistil, cardamom, bourbon vanilla, liquorice, rose petal, jasmine, with acacia, almond and orange blossom.
A wine with superb structure, rich, ripe, opulent and full-bodied, it has the tannic backbone that is always noticeable in Gewurztraminers from the finest soils, giving persistence and depth." -Hugel et Fils

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Alsace
  • Winemaker: Marc Hugel
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Soil: Lias clay-marl
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  • Avg Vine Age: 30 years
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Ttl Acidity: 4.42 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 20 g/l
  • Avg Production: textinput
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-75367 0
  • Varietals: 100% Gewurztraminer

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 91

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"This delicate version displays good concentration nonetheless, and finely tuned acidity defines flavors of apricot, melon rind, lychee, lemon curd, anise and salty mineral. Hints of wax and nut show some age, but this is still sleek and vibrant. Aging nicely."

International Wine Cellar

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Deep straw-yellow. Subtle, reticent nose hints at smoked meat and dusty brown spices. Fat,dense and deep, with an enticing deep sweetness currently masking the wine's inherent complexity. With time in the glass, this exploded with spices. An extremely young wine with impressive power and length. This clocks in at 14.5% alcohol, the highest ever for this bottling"

The Wine Advocate Rating: 90

Author: David Schlidknecht

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Originating primarily in the clay-rich, Grand Cru-rated Sporen, Hugel’s 2007 Gewurztraminer Jubilee leads with mint, sweet pea, and rose petal, all of which set the tone for an oily, rich, yet metaphorically-speaking cooling, soothing palate impression, ironic in view of the fact that – at 14.5% alcohol – the wine sets a record for this cuvee. Underlying meat stock and smoky peat add depth, and a burst of brown spices informs a finish in which I can find no heat."