Heimann & Fiai SZEKSZÁRD Kadarka 2019
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: Kadarka
Alcohol content: 12%
Acidity: 4.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 0,9 g/l
Terroir, vineyard: Szekszárd wine region: Iván-valley, Porkoláb-valley and Bödő vineyards
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: 6–9 tons / hectare
Harvest: Hand harvest in 15 kg boxes between 5–19 September 2019.
Technology: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel and wooden fermenters. Delicate extraction with daily 2x pigeage or pump-over. Pressed without pumping after 12–14 days of skin contact. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Ageing for 8 months in large barrels & stainless steel. Estate bottled without fining and with coarse filtration
Quality level: Regional entry level wine
Temperature: 14 °C
Food pairing: Ideal with spicy (Asian) dishes, but also perfect with pasta plates, dishes made with tomato and with typical examples of Hungarian cuisine made with paprika.
Available quantity: 12.000–18.000 bottles annually (16.010 bottles in vintage 2019)
Retail price: 11.50 euros
Wine reviews of vintage 2018: JancisRobinson.com: 17 p, WineAnorak.com: 93 p, Vinography.com: 9
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
Kadarka is our heritage, but that is not the main reason why we love it. Its grace, delicate tannins and distinctive spicy character make it an excellent match with modern cuisine. Kadarka is a capricious variety, so we have set out to identify and cultivate rare and forgotten clones to improve its consistency. In our experience great precision and low intervention in winemaking are the key to preserving its unique character.
Pale colour, closer to the colour of “siller”. The nose shows red currant and cherry, while the palate is light, but complex with fruity and spicy flavours. Less tannin and subtle, playful acidity. Easy to drink, especially when paired with the lighter, but full flavoured dishes of our recent gastronomic era.