Pinot Noir Classic 2015

Famille Hugel

Pinot Noir now represents 8% of the total production of Alsace and with global warming the wines are steadily gaining in density.

Terroir: Pinot Noir accounts for just 8% of the overall Hugel production. The Pinot Noir Jubilee is sourced from the Pflostig Grand Cru, southeast of the village of Riquewihr.

Vinification: The grapes are taken in small tubs to the winery, they are 100% destemmed and macerated for 6 to 7 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured in vats until it is bottled in early summer the following year. The bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.

Additional Information

Made from the famous grape variety of Burgundy, this agreeable red wine presents a distinctive Alsace character. Supple, with intense fruit, it can be drunk with charcuterie, red meat and cheese.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Alsace
  • Winemaker: Marc Hugel
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Soil: Keuper, marl, dolomite and gypsum
  • Alcohol: 12.7%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
    "Smoke and spice notes underscore the wild cherry and baked raspberry fruit of this light-bodied and balanced Pinot Noir. Drink now. "
  • Score: 89 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    "The bright red cherries, absence of oak and lively acidity all make this an easy pinot noir to drink. But there's also a touch of dry tannins, adding some interest at the dry finish. Drink from release."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
    "A fleshy hint of ripe cherry creates an inviting nose. The palate is similarly fruity but also firm with fine tannins. There is something rustic, rugged and earthy about this, but in a very engaging way. Slightly rustic but quite alluring. Drink 2018–2025."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
    "Bright red. Very fruity aromas and flavors of spicy red berries, musk and mint. Enters juicy and fruity, then turns mountingly tannic; according to Marc Hugel, the tannic mouthfeel is typical of the 2015 vintage. Features a lovely, lingering ripe red cherry juice quality on the finish. Made from a blend of bought grapes (two-thirds of the total) and grape from the Pflostig and Beblenheim areas. All of the old Pinot Noir vines used to make this wine have been replanted over time and the vines are currently about 20 years old on average. Marc said he might try using whole bunches again in the future, but he tried in the early in 2000s and wasn’t so happy with the result."
  • Score: 87 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
    "The 2015 Pinot Noir Classic is mainly sourced on shell limestone (Muschelkalk) and, after a maceration of seven days, fermented and aged in stainless-steel tanks. It is a medium-bodied, fresh and elegant Pinot with good grip and tension and a refreshing "green" aromatic."

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