Frittmann Irsai Olivér 2022
Type of wine: Dry white
Grape varieties: Irsai Olivér
Wine region: Kunság
Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Residual sugar: 2.8g/L
Extract: 21.4 g/L
Technology: Stainless steel tank
Serving temperature: 8–10°C
Food pairing: With spicy meals or poulty roast. Also worth trying with fruit desserts.
Bottled quantity: 100.000 bottles
Retail price: 1600 HUF / 5 euro
Story: Irsai Olivér is a Hungarian grape variety. It is a crossing between Pozsonyi Fehér and Csabagyöngye created by Pál Kocsis in 1930. There are several legends of the naming of the grape, one says that Kocsis was a passionate gambler and he gave away the name of the crossing due to his massive debt, but the truth is likely to be much simpler: Irsai Olivér was of the son of a respected wine merchant friend of Kocsis. The grandson of Irsi Olivér is a university student now in Szeged. Ripening early, it gives a very aromatic, intense wine with grapey aromas, delicate spices. Easy drinking wine with medium-low acidity and alcohol, almost always vinified reductively for instant consumption.