Frittmann Irsai Olivér 2022

Type of wine: Dry white

Grape varieties: Irsai Olivér

Wine region: Kunság

Alcohol: 12%

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.


The intensive fragrance of this straw yellow coloured wine delivers hints of different flowers, citrus, green apple and peach. On the palate the easy-going but dynamic acids accompanied by light body and low alcohol content make a pleasant first flavour impression. Aromas follow the notes of the bouquet, its aftertaste is characterised by herbal and lime associations. Nevertheless it is a fragrant wine, it is still a wonderful drink to quench thirst.

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