Frittmann Kadarka 2020 – ultimately vigorous
Wine of the Weekend – especially with “pogácsa”
Kadarka is an indigenous grape variety in Hungary (and in some other countries). It gives light coloured, easy drinking, fruity and spicy red wine. Frittmann family winery in Kunság makes a true Kadarka with all its typical characteristics: “The light garnet red colour is typical to the Kadarka grape variety. In the nose, it evokes cherry, sour cherry and spices. The fresh and medium acidity contributes to the loose and dynamic feeling of the sip. Alcohol content is low, tannic acid level is slightly moderate. Spicy aromas on the palate, together with red berries in the background. A vigorouswine, which can be matched in many ways to such typical Hungarian meals like different stews, paprika or lecsó.” The wine fermented in tank and aged in large wooden barrels for 5 months. At the 2021 issue of Decanter World Wine Award it received bronze medal.
It is also worth trying with “pogácsa” (in the cover photo above), a traditional Hungarian salty cake, a typical wine bite.It is easy to make, this my favourite recipe from my mother.
St Martin Day dinner, 12 November
Taste Frittmann Kadarka and all the new vintage wines of Frittmann Winery on 12 November at their St Martin Day dinner. The winery is situated in Soltvartkert, a small town about 90 minutes’ drive from Budapest. The estate has a comfortable guest house accommodating 12 people. St Martin Day dinner will feature traditional courses made of goose and certainly each plate will have its own wine pairing.
Date and time: 18.00–22.00, 12 November
Venue: Frittmann Winery, Soltvadkert. Eötvös u. 6., Hungary
Price: 15 000 HUF / person
Celebrate International Kadarka Day on 20 November, wherever you are.
More information about Kadarka on the website of Kadarka Day