Tóth Ferenc Egri Kadarka Superior 2018
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: 100% Kadarka
Sugar / Alcohol: Dry (1.1 g/l) 14.08 %
Terroir, vineyard: Tihamér Cru (Eger wine region)
Training system: NA
Technology: Thanks to ideal yield control the result is a nice, concentrated wine that brings all characteristic features of the variety. Fermentation in stainless steel tank, maceration for 15 days with pump over. After pressing 2 weeks settling then ageing in 20 hl barrels for 9 months. Racking and fining in September, bottling in November.
Quality level: Superior
Temperature: 13 – 14 C°
Food pairing: Hungarian fish soup or ‘lecsó’ (Hungarian ratatouille)
Available quantity: 5.400 BOTTLES
Retail price: 5490 HUF / 8-9 EUROS
Story: The wine won gold medal at the 25th Jubilee Kadarka International Grand Wine Contest. In cooperation with several Hungarian and Transylvanian winemakers participation in the search of Kadarka clones, recapturing of the Carpathian Basin variety in the wine regions of Eger (in the first half of the 1900s, Kadarka was the dominant breed of the Eger wine region). Ferenc Tóth received the award “Ambassador of Kadarka in Hungary” in 2012.
Ruby colour with pomegranate edges. Versatile aromas. Primarily roasted walnut then raspberry syrup and strawberry jam on the nose. After a bit of patience herbal notes are coming complemented by resin, especially at dry test. Lively playful acids and nicely rounding tannins on the palate with ripe cherry. In the intense fruit aroma the pleasant spices are dominant. Oily viscosity, thick at tasting however texture does not overwrite the variety. A wine with more dimensions and great potential…