Frittmann Kékfrankos Rosé 2022
Type of wine: Dry rosé
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos
Wine region: Kunság
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Residual sugar: 1.9 g/L
Extract: 21.9 g/L
Technology: Stainless steel tank
Serving temperature: 8–10°C
Food pairing: Hot or cold appetizers and savouries
Bottled quantity: 80.000 bottles
Retail price: 1600 HUF / 5 euro
Story: From the Middle Ages onwards, the name Fränkisch was given to several high-quality varieties, indicating their superiority over the inferior Heunisch varieties. One of these high-quality varieties might have been Blaufränkisch, whose name did not appear until 1862 at a grape-variety exhibition in Wien. In Hungary, the variety was first mentioned in 1890 under the name Kékfrankos, the literal translation of Blaufränkisch.
Dark-skinned, dark-fruited Austro-Hungarian variety. Vigorous, early budding and late ripening, thus needing a relatively warm climate. It is susceptible to downy and powdery mildews. Its wine is ritch in fruits and acidity. Kékfrankos can give elegant wines with long ageing potential.