Philippe Kubler’s simple,
Have you been thinking about pouring that first splash of Alsace into your glass? There is probably no better time to take the plunge than right now because of the very successful recent vintages that are available.
If you are already a fan, now is the time to stock the cellar.
Wine Spectator rates the 2008 vintage an A and goes on to call it,
“An excellent vintage across the board. All of the region’s grape varieties performed well, and the type of acidity being reported by growers should help Riesling in particular.”
I just can’t get enough of the Philippe Kubler wines. I have been drinking them all week and every bottle “seduces” me. That word comes from La Revue du Vin de France. They are beautiful, dry, white wines with pert acidity and floral notes, that are so much better than other Alsace wines I’ve had.
Robert Parker has praise for Kubler as well:
“After earning his oenology degree from Bordeaux, and a stage at Cloudy Bay, young Philippe Kubler – took over at his family’s domaine beginning with the 2004 vintage. Based on the several samples that reached me while in Alsace from his second harvest, this is a vigneron to watch.” -eRobert Parker.com
“Philippe Kubler is a young, idealistic, grower who will take risks to go for the utmost quality in his wines.” -La Revue du Vin de France
Let me tell you a little bit more about Philippe Kubler. Estates can be very old in Alsace. The Kublers have been making wine since 1620. Amazing! The Domaine is made up of only 9 hectares (about 22 acres).The age of the vines averages 30 years. They pick the grapes by hand. They age the wines in Alsatian oak foudres (big oak casks) for 8 to ten months.