This is the Hugel family’s pride and delight. It has aromas of rose petal, caraway, and celery seed, offering the palate a rather sweet-sour combination of herbal pungency and honeyed, residually sweet richness. It finishes with impressively lingering rose petal and honey.
The Hugel family is the pioneer of the Alsace late harvest Vendange Tardive. 4 to 6 weeks after the usual harvest delayed, only overripe grapes from the best vineyard are picked. As a result of this the wine has a characteristic depth and degree of concentration that can develop in the bottle for many more years.
The house of Hugel was established in Riquewihr, a town in a continental cultivation area with no climatic influence from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Alsace district in 1639.
The Hugel family has kept up the golden rule that “The quality of the wine depends on the grapes themselves” for more than 12 generations over 360 years and it has made its mark on grape cultivation and winemaking history. Starting with its Generic wine that expresses the characteristics of each grape variety and vintage, Famille Hugel boasts a superior line-up with the Jubilee which is made from only handpicked harvests from the best sections, the Vendange Tardive, made from late harvested grapes and the Selection de Grains Nobles using grapes affected by noble rot.
Having started on the wine lists of the finest restaurants in France, the famous name of Famille Hugel is known all over the world and is currently exported to 120 countries.