New Release: Huber's 2015 Spatburgunders

New Release: Huber's 2015 Spatburgunders
The more vintages the young Julian Huber gets under the belt, the more it becomes obvious what a gifted young winemaker he is. He appears blessed with a talent similarly prodigious to his late father, alongside a restless desire here to fine tune an already winning philosophy for producing great Pinot Noir. A frequent visitor to the Cote d’Or, Julian has a young winemaker’s thirst for how others are achieving the wines he admires – and this is translating into a few small but significant changes back in Malterdingen.

The ideal growing conditions in 2015 provided the perfect source material for Julian to put many of his tweaks into practice. The vintage was warm and dry by Badisch standards and the team were able to harvest wines with full phenolic ripeness alongside plenty of bright acidity. Wonderfully ripe stems have given rise to more whole bunch fermentations across the range – up to 35% for Malterdingen and 60% for the Grosse Gewachs, in turn producing wines of transparency and delicacy. New oak usage is down considerably, a fact borne out in the stunning purity of these young wines.

With the exception of the Malterdingen cuvee, all of these wines should be cellared for a year or two before being broached. They are bright, vivid and mineral Pinots of great purity, with an intensity that will stand them in very good stead for cellaring. We fully expect the Grosse Gewachs cuvees to be really hitting their stride between 5 and 10 years of age.

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