Egri Kadarka 2021
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: 100% Kadarka
Acidity: 5 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.4 g/l
Sugar free extract: 28.7 g/l%
Terroir, vineyard: Almagyar vineyard, Eger wine region, average yield is 7 tons/hectare. Age of vines: 14–19 years old.
Training system: Middle ang high cordon
Technology: Harvest in September. After destemming, fermentation in tanks with pump over. After pressing and malolactic fermentation, aging for another year and a half.
Quality level: Classic
Temperature: 14–16 C°
Food pairing: Serve with Hungarian fish soup, letcho, margarita pizza, potato noodles with paprika.
Available quantity: 5500 bottles
Retail price: 2490 HUF / 6-7 euros
Story: 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.
“The wine starts with elegant colour and aromas in the glass. Ruby red with fresh fruity notes. Gradually, the wine unfolds a nose of crisp cherries and fine plums. On the palate, cedary and slightly smoky flavours do not overpower the fruit aromas but complement them nicely. Medium long finish, defined by pleasant acidity and barely drying tannins.” – Adél Bernáth-Ulcz, CsokiLaBor