In-Store Tasting With Jean-Frederic Hugel of Famille Hugel, Monday, June 24, 2024, 7:00 to 8:30PM


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In-Store Tasting With Jean-Frederic Hugel of Famille Hugel

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 7:00 to 8:30PM

The Wine House is thrilled to welcome Jean-Frederic Hugel, the 13th generation to represent Famille Hugel, a family with a rich tradition of winemaking. The family can trace their wine-growing history back to 1639 when Hans Ulrich Hugel founded the company, and it is still 100% family-owned. Based in the Riquewihr commune of Alsace, Famille Hugel’s estates – where the grapes are always hand-picked – are exclusively planted with the noble Alsace grape varieties, and the vineyards have an average age of 35 years.

Famille Hugel is a member of the exclusive Primum Familiae Vini, also known as PFV, an international association of some of the world's finest wine producing families from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, the ‘Leading Wine Families.’ Other members of this elite group include Marchesi Antinori, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Joseph Drouhin, Famille Perrin, Tenuta San Guido and Vega Sicilia.

Current Releases and Library Selections to be poured:
2021 Hugel Gentil, $15.99
2021 Hugel Riesling,  $23.99
2011 Hugel Riesling Schoelhammer, $175.99
2020 Hugel Pinot Gris “Classic,” $22.99
2019 Hugel Gewurztraminer, $21.99
2022 Hugel Pinot Blanc “Les Amors,” $17.99
2011 Hugel Gewurztraminer “Grossi Laue,” $79.99
2015 Hugel Gewurztraminer “Vendage Tardive” 375ml, $37.99
2019 Hugel Pinot Noir “Classic,” $22.99

Cheese and charcuterie will be served.

All wines will be available for purchase at a 10% discount after the event.

About Hugel & Fils
Hugel & Fils, founded in 1639 in picturesque Riquewihr, Alsace, France, is still 100% family owned and managed by the 12th consecutive generation of the family.

The family owns a 30 hectares estate of prime sites in Riquewihr, mostly classed Grand Cru, and buys grapes from a further 110 hectares farmed under contract. The Hugel estates are planted with only the noble Alsace grape varieties, with vines averaging 35 years of age.

Hugel production averages 110,000 cases per year, of which around 90% is exported to more than 100 countries worldwide, where “Alsace” is often synonymous with “Hugel”.

Vines have been cultivated in Alsace for more than 2,000 years and have brought great prosperity to the region. The second driest wine region in France, Alsace has a unique climate that enables the grapes to ripen slowly, giving dry, aromatic wines with great finesse and unequalled intensity: a perfect match for most Western and Asian cuisine.

Hugel wines, with their distinctive yellow labels, express the pure varietal character of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Pinot Blanc, all of which have no “make-up” from oaking or sweetening.

The Hugel family pioneered late-harvest Alsace wines, Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles and drafted the law that governs their production. Born out of respect for these special wines and a determination to guarantee quality and authenticity, the law is the strictest in force in any of the French AOC wine regions.

The Hugel cellars, under fine XVIth century buildings in the heart of medieval Riquewihr, contain large oak barrels which are more than one century old, including the famous “S. Caterine” cask, dated 1715, named the world’s oldest working cask by the Guinness Book of Records.

The Hugel family are members of the The Hugel family are members of the Primum Familiae Vini – an exclusive association of some of the world’s most prestigious wine dynasties – which promotes the values of family wine producers.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before start time for a refund or transfer to another class or event.