Gewurztraminer Jubilee 2008

Famille Hugel


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 Information

Technical Details

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

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
    Blood orange, pink grapefruit, caraway, musky animal scents, and a variety-typical hint of litchi all inform the nose of Hugels 2008 Gewurztraminer Jubilee, then remerge on a palate both creamy and silken and yet also possessed of a vivacity and primary juiciness one seldom encounters in its genre. Peppery, saline, and zesty notes along with a continuation of caraway make for a finish of tactile intensity. This should prove fascinating at table for at least the next dozen years.
    Grade: #archive
  • Score: 92 Points

    Sommelier Journal Author: Anthony Dias Blue
    Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
    "Rose petals in the nose; lush and deep with aromatics and spice; complex and balanced with lovely elegance and style; long and rich."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    "Finely balanced, with a streak of minerality underscoring well-meshed flavors of white peach, lemon curd and candle wax. Juicy throughout and silky in texture, this elegant version features a zesty edge to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2023."

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