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Hugel et Fils Pinot Noir Alsace Aoc Jubilee 2005

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6 x 75 cl 2005 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensi... Read more
Alsace : a climate blessed by the gods Thanks to its privileged geographical situation, Alsace is the driest wine region in France. Its micro-climate is caused by the distance which separates it from maritime influences, and by the protection of the Vosges mountains. This climate enables the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine great finesse of aroma and unequalled intensity. A mosaic of soils Because of its complex geology, Alsace has an infinite multitude of combined soil types. Centuries of experience have taught the winegrowers how best to match each vine variety to each type of soil. Hugel et Fils is one of the major Alsace wine houses operating both as a vineyard owner and as a negociant. I was founded in 1639 in the small town of Riquewihr  by Hans Ulrich Hugel,a refugee from the Thirty Years War,whose family still run the business. From the Middle Ages, Riquewihr was renowned for "the most noble wines of all the country". The Hugel family’s vineyard estates cover more than 25 hectares, exclusively in Riquewihr, and almost half of which are in the Grand Cru zone. No use of fertiliser, low yields, vines averaging thirty years of age, thinning out of excess bunches, and picking always by hand, are all factors which contribute to rigorously high levels of quality. The finest vineyards of the region In addition to its own estates, the Hugel family purchases grapes and grapes alone, from growers under long-term contract, farming more than 100 hectares. Thanks to the skill of their growers, a dozen of the best villages of Alsace thereby contribute to the quality of "Hugel" wines. Their grapes are also always picked by hand, and according to a pre-arranged timetable. Read less

External Reviews for Hugel et Fils Pinot Noir Alsace Aoc Jubilee

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

It has an attractive young colour, quite intense ruby red, garnet, slightly crimson, with nice depth and brilliance. Pure, clean and open, the bouquet is dominated by red fruit : lightly brandied cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry jelly. There are some woodland notes of vanilla and Virginia tobacco leaf, a touch of well-integrated oak that gives complexity, yet it is aromatically fresh and youthful. This well-bred red wine has body and character and a fine tannic structure, making it distinguished but not austere. Already agreeable on the palate, it will be perfect in 2 or 3 years. Harmoniously well-balanced, the wine displays real elegance. A wine to enjoy now, although it will reach its peak in 3 to 5 years, with red meat, roast beef, steak in sauce, rack of lamb, fillet of veal, filleted pike perch, in red wine and with marrow.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Alsace in France. 2005 Hugel Pinot Noir 'Hugel' Jubilee 750ml



6 x 75 cl 2005 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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