- Red Still, Dry
- Hungary, Transdanubia OFJ
- Pinot Noir
- 857 UAH
Made of 15 years old Pinot Noir. Spontaneous fermentation on the skins for 3 weeks. Aged in used Burgundy barriques for 12 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 1800 bottles produced.
Horst Hummel was born near Stuttgart. His family is a Schwabian/Hungarian mix. His great-grandfather was a winemaker in the Austro-Hungarian empire. In 1997 Horst visited Hungary, mostly to get a sense of his family origins. Passionate about wine, he wanted to visit the best winemaking regions during that trip. And so he came to Villány (southern Hungary). And he fell in love with the climate and wine culture. Horst casually asked his hosts about the price for vineyards. And just within days, he became a happy owner of a plot in Villány. By 1998 Hummel winery was up and running. Today Horst lives in Berlin but often commutes back and force between his home and Villány.
Weingut Hummel practices organic farming since 2008 and follows biodynamic principles since 2016. On the 7.5 ha vineyards, they grow Kékfrankos, Portugieser, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Furmint, Traminer, and Hárslevelű.
2022-09-02 - 7.75
Tasting new releases from Hummel. Unexpectedly good and clean Pinot Noir. Beautiful and elegant bouquet with notes of wild strawberry, forest floor, and slightly rotten fruits. Medium-light body, good tannin, fresh and elegant with a long and flavourful aftertaste. It’s something I would drink with pleasure. The only thing that this Pinot Noir lacks is complexity, but hey, not every bottle needs this.
2022-12-23 - 7.50
I am tasting this particular vintage for the second time, and the experience is different today. I suppose, bottle variation. A charming yet restrained bouquet of red berries, roasted sunflower seeds and forest floor with some volatility. It’s well-balanced, juicy and slightly elevated. Good, but less fascinating than previously because on the palate, it’s duller.