Valeria Tenison, Koch, Dubicz, Babarczi

3 great Hungarian wines picked by Valeria Tenison

The Bordeaux based wine writer participated in’s study tour in August. Her tasting notes have just been published in VertdeVin magazine, and soon they will appear on as well. Let us share three of the tasting notes written by Valeria.

Valeria Tenison
Valeria Tenison wine writer

Babarczi Marianum 2019

This 100% Cabernet Franc reveals notes of red currents, raspberries, and wild strawberries supported by notes of paprika and sweet spices. The tannins are bold and grainy balanced by refreshing acidity and creamy, fluid texture. Very fruity on the finish with nuances of strawberry yogurt, this wine needs more time to develop.

Score: 92/100
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Marianum Cabernet Franc gold medal

Dubicz Sárhegy Olaszrizling 2019

The nose is smoky, with spicy notes of cloves and cinnamon, nuances of vanilla, and yellow apples, and a touch of flinty minerality in the echo. The palate is round and creamy with a perceivable oak influence, well-balanced by the refreshing acidity and bright fruitiness of garden pears and white apples. Long, spicy, woody finish. The wine needs more time to integrate the oak.

Score: 89/100

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Dubicz Olaszrizling Mátra, Hungary

Koch Chardonnay Extra-Brut Unfiltered

Very attractive, fine bubbles, good persistence. On the nose floral and fruity with delicate notes of yellow apples, juicy white pears, a touch of peach blossom, and honeysuckle. The palate is slightly yeasty because of the natural sediment, with zesty, citrusy acidity, wonderfully refreshing, and creamy. A perfect aperitif wine!

Score: 91/100

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Koch Chardonnay Brut sparkling Hungary study tour 2022 at Béres Vineyards study tour group at Béres Vineyards in August 2022. Valeria tenison is in the middle in green blazer and trousers

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