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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Hugel Jubilee Reserve Personnelle Tokay Pinot Gris 1997
Hugel Jubilee Reserve Personnelle Tokay Pinot Gris 1997
(search item no. 12810)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $39.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This noble wine can be classed among the finest dry white wines of France. Discreet and withdrawn in its early youth, it benefits more than any other wine from slow maturation in bottle. After at least five to eight years, it reveals its true potential, with an opulence and richness that are quite astonishing. The perfect choice with foie gras, white meats and, surprisingly, with game.
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About Hugel:

In the cellars, the oldest of which dates back to 1551, can be seen rows of oak wine casks, over one hundred years old, crafted by the forefathers of the present generation of Hugels now running the company. Near them is the oldest cask in the world still in use: the Sainte Caterine, which has a capacity of 8,800 litres. It was built in 1715, the year in which Louis XIV died.

The company has always maintained its family character and is determined to keep it that way. The vineyards are owned and farmed by individual members of the family whereas the company owns the buildings and machinery.