Heimann & Fiai BARANYA-VÖLGY Kékfrankos 2018
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: 100% Kékfrankos
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Acidity: 5.3 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l
Terroir, vineyard: The grapes for this Kékfrankos are grown in the middle of the Baranya-valley in vineyards enjoying abundant sunshine. With a southeast exposure the valley opens to the Great Hungarian Plain so the grapes ripen early and yield consistently rich wines.
Vineyard management: Carefully planned, low intervention protection of the vineyard. Herbicides and insecticides are avoided (certified organic conversion started in 2020. Manual shoot and bunch selection. Average yield: 7 tons / hectare.
Harvest: Hand harvest in 15 kg boxes on 7 September 2018.
Technology: Spontaneous fermentation in a wooden fermenter with 25-30% whole bunches. Delicate extraction with daily 2x pigeage or pump-over. Pressed without pumping after 22 days of skin contact. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Barrel ageing for 8 months in large, 1000 litre Hungarian barrels. Estate bottled without fining and with coarse filtration.
Quality level: Single vineyard wine of limited quantity.
Temperature: 16 °C
Food pairing: Dishes made of piglet, pork and lamb, red flesh game poultry, duck and goose. Pairs well with plates garnished with fruit, beetroot or red cabbage.
Available quantity: 2.000–4.000 bottles / year
Retail price: 19.50 euros
Wine reviews: JancisRobinson.com: 17.5 p, WineAnorak.com: 93 p, Vinography.com: 9–9.5
Importers: USA: Danch&Granger Selections (California), Knit Wines (New York), Canada: Rezin (Quebec), Germany: K&U Weinhalle (Nürnberg), Naturgenuss GmbH, Weinhandlung Suff (Berlin) BorStore.de, Weingenuss aus Ungarn (online), Denmark: Løgismose, The Netherlands: Anfors-Imperial, Belgium: Roi de Rois, Russia: Lion Wine, Poland: NaWino
Abundant in fruit both on the nose and the palate – sweet berry fruits and some pepper coming from the stalk. Pleasantly ethereal, easy to drink, extremely pure. Natural wine but not in the extreme sense. Easy to drink, smooth wine with lovely, long finish.