Sauska Kadarka

4 week online course on the wines of Hungary in the UK

Sauska Kadarka and 7 other beauties

Are you British? Are you longing for something you? It is time to discover the colourful wine world of Hungary in an online course beginning on the 3rd February. The “course material” – the 8 bottles of outstanding Hungarian wines – are available for the course at an exclusively discounted price: for only 139 GBP. Newcastle Wine School has put together an 8 bottle mixed case with independent specialists Border Wines, showcasing the superb red and white Wines of Hungary. The course itself costs 75 GBP.
If you are interested, write to us for your special discount of 15 GBP of the course.

More about the wine course

The spice of a proud nation

Hungary has a wine tradition stretching back to Roman times. Yet despite surviving centuries of political, religious and economic challenges the independent wine industry was all but suffocated under the Soviet System. Thankfully the end of the 20th century saw a reawakening of Hungary as a great wine producer. Today this proud nation at the crossroads of Central Europe is a wine-producing country of considerable diversity; a rich selection of indigenous grape varieties and twenty two official wine regions, each of which have their own particular blend of culture, history, terroir and wine style. – comments David Harker, the owner of Newcastle Wine School (who is, by chance, a finalist of Hungarian WebWineWriting competition).
Sauska Kadarka is one of the wines of the wine course – a great example of this exciting, fruity, spicy, light bodied – and light hearted – indigenous variety. The crop comes from Ördögárok vineyard, one of the best “crus” of Villány wine region. Manual selection of the berries, gentle crushing, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel and small French oak. Ageing is also partially in steel and oak.
Light, translucent ruby red. The nose surprisingly intense with an outburst of ripe plum, tart cherry, and homemade cherry compote juice aromas along with a touch of thyme. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, with silky tannins. A very cool, food-friendly indigenous red.

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The full list of wines exclusively for the online course:

  • Törley Vineyards, Grüner Veltliner, Talisman, Hungary – The super-star Austrian Grüner Veltliner grape grown just across the border in Hungary makes for a superior dry white
  • St. Andrea Egri Csillag Napbor, Eger, Hungary – Star of Eger, the white compliment to Bulls Blood, delightly perfumed and delicate
  • Balassa Tokaji Furmint, Tokaji, Hungary – Hand-picked grapes from four volcanic vineyards make this wonderful white, reflecting the complexity of the Tokaji terroir
  • St Tamás, Nyulászó, Tokaji, Hungary – Unique Hungarian white from the world famous Tokaji Region, rivalling great Loire Chenin and Chablis in style and quality
  • Bolyki Egri Kékfrankos, Eger, Hungary – A powerhouse of a wine from the delicious Blaufränkisch red grape
  • Sauska Kadarka, Villány, Hungary – Rare Hungarian Kadarka grape, full of red fruit aromas and a palate of spiced fruit, soft cherry and herbal qualities of earth and black tea
  • St. Andrea Egri Bikavér Superior Áldás, Eger, Hungary – Superior Bull’s Blood from Eger, rich and complex. Decanter wine of the year 2020
  • Gábor Kiss Code, Cabernet Franc, Villányi, Hungary – Superior full-bodied Cabernet Franc, created from low yield vineyards, only 7000 bottles produced

(If you want to see the full version of our cover photo, find Kadarka Day Facebook page…)

David Harker Newcastle Wine School
David Harker, owner of the wine school (on the left)