Tóth Ferenc Egri Kadarka 2017

 

Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety:  100% Kadarka (K9 and “Ménesi” Kadarka clones)
Sugar / Alcohol:  Dry (0,8 g/l) 12.13 %
Terroir, vineyard:  Almagyar vineyard, Eger wine region, average yield is 7tons/hectare.
Training system:  Middle ang high cordon
Technology: Grape was harvested at the beginning of October. Maceration had taken 14 days, then we pressed the mash. Wine was aged in 20 hl oak barrels for 11 months. Bottled in December 2018.
Quality level:  Classic
Temperature:  14 – 16 C°
Food pairing:  Light dishes with usage of paprika powder.
Available quantity:  2.500 BOTTLES
Retail price:  2500 HUF / 8-9 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.

Description

Medium intense ruby colour, sour cherry on the nose followed by the sweetish, cake aromas of barrel aging. Fruit syrup and jam taste on the palate. In the finish a bit of tartness complemented by sweet spices. Compared to previous Kadarka wines of the winery, this one is easier to understand however easy to fall in love with it. (CsokiLaBor)