Heimann & Fiai BATI KERESZT Kékfrankos 2018
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: 100% Kékfrankos
Alcohol content: 2.1 g/l / 12.5%
Terroir, vineyard: Among all our Kékfrankos plantings Bati Kereszt is the most protected plot where ripening and harvest are delayed by 2-3 weeks compared to other vineyards. The prolonged growing season adorns the wines with typically delicate, floral aromas.
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: 6 tons / hectare.
Harvest: Hand harvest in 15 kg boxes on 28 September 2018.
Technology: Spontaneous fermentation in a stainless steel fermenter. Delicate extraction with daily 2x pump-over. Pressed without pumping after 27 days of skin contact. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Barrel aging for 8 months in large, 1000 litre Hungarian barrels. Estate bottled without fining and 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, red cabbage or sweet potato.
Available quantity: 2.000–4.000 bottles / year
Retail price: 19.50 euros
Wine reviews: JancisRobinson.com: 17.5 p, WineAnorak.com: 94 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
Plenty of fruit on the nose, mainly sour cherry. Pleasantly gentle, rounded, tame. Natural and simple, easy to drink, smooth wine with medium finish.