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Famille Hugel - Gewurztraminer Jubilee 2009

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.

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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

The Wine Advocate Rating: 91

Author: Neal Martin

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"From the heart of the Sporen grand cru, the deeply colored 2009 Gewurztraminer Hugel Jubilee opens with clear and harmonious Gewurz flavors on the explosively aromatic, spicy, deep and mineral nose. Rich and clear, soft and supple on the seductive palate, with a powerful, ripe and concentrated fruit expression, this dense and impressively structured wine with 14% alcohol and 16 grams of unfermented sugar, reveals a lovely tart and salty finish with great tension. "

Vinous Rating: 90

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

Pale yellow. Aromatically pure scents of flowers, cinnamon and mace. Dense, sweet and creamy, with enticing yellow fruit flavors lifted by flowers and spices; a real essence of gewurztraminer. The palate-dusting finish is long and suave. The Hugels now work more gently with this fruit, using gravity feed and a pneumatic press and vinifying whole clusters.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 92

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

This is a wonderfully balanced wine, bursting with ripe spice as well as acidity. Its a rich wine, now showing maturity without losing its fruit. The depth of flavor, drilling right down to the mineral structure, is impressive. Drink now, although also wait until 2016.