Goose liver starter with a bit of “inspiration” from Ákos Kamocsay
Kamocsay Premium Ihlet Cuvée 2021
Goose liver is one of the most important export products of Hungary: more than 1700 tons are produced. So why not pair it with one of the greatest Hungarian winemakers’ premium white called ‘Ihlet’ meaning ‘Inspiration’?
“When winemaking becomes art, the outcome is a work of art. This cuvée is a wine of love. Made of the favourites, the pick of the winemaker. The essence of the Kamocsay brand.” Ákos Kamocsay has not only received the award Winemaker of the Year in Hungary, but he won a similar award in the United Kingdom as well. The winery – Hilltop Neszmély – is situated in Neszmély wine region and most known about their approachable, fresh, aromatic wines. Kamocsay Preimum wines are the namecards of the chief winemaker, his philosphy is best reflected in these bottles.
Ihlet Cuvée is always a blend, however the components and their proportions vary according to the vintages. 2021 vintage is made of Hárslevelű, Pinot Gris and Chenin Blanc, fermented and matured in stainless steel tank under controlled temperature. Juicy, fruity, creamy, full bodied – a complex wine, therefore we can pair it with rich dishes like goose liver. Here is a simple recipe.
What are those lines on the label?
Hilltop Neszmély has undergone full redesign with the so called aroma profile charts in focus. Aroma circle is an exciting tool: every wine occupies a different shape in the circle depending on the aromas it is abundant in. The new labels arrived at the shelves last year and the acknowledgement came quickly: Hilltop won „Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks Innovation Award” in Paris!
More about the award
Meet Ákos Kamocsay at a stunning tasting on 20 January!
The venue is the popular Zengő wine bar in Budapest, and participants can taste some really old vintages from the Kamocsay’s cellar:
- Kamocsay Olaszrizling 2021
- Kamocsay Olaszrizling 2017
- Kamocsay Ihlet Cuvée 2021
- Hilltop Cuvée 1995
- Kamocsay Chardonnay 2021
- Hilltop Chardonnay 1999 Virgin Vintage
- Hilltop Chardonnay 1997
- Hilltop Ezerjó 1995 sweet
Tickets are available here.