Hugel Jubilee Pinot Noir 1996

Pinot Noir from Alsace, France

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Item No. 14822
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

When nature permits and the harvest is perfectly ripe and sound, the grapes are removed from the stalks and fermented on the skins for two to three weeks. The resulting deep red wine is then run off into small oak casks for maturation. After from two to five years in bottle, the wine achieves such a ripe intensity of fruit, that it becomes an ideal partner for meat or cheese.

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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...

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Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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