Tóth Ferenc Várvédő 2016
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Sugar / Alcohol: Dry (0.6 g/l) 13.76 %
Terroir, vineyard: Síkhegy, Almagyar and Tihamér vineyards
Training system: Middle and high cordon, umbrella
Technology: The bordeaux blend of an outstanding vintage with dominating Cabernet Franc, complemented by Sauvignon and Merlot. Base wines were fermented and aged separately in first and second filling 5 hl oak barrels for 12 months. After blended part of the base wines into a 20 hl barrel and further aged 13 months. Final blend and fining in February, bottled in April.
Quality level: Superior
Temperature: 16 – 18 C°
Food pairing: : Beef roasted row, game dishes, smoked cheese and roasted lamb.
Available quantity: 5.300 BOTTLES
Retail price: 6000 HUF / 17-18 EUROS
Story: The flagship wine of the winery. We produce this blended wine in the best vintages. The name “Várvédő” (defender of the fortress) reminds us of the heroes of the Eger Fortress defending the Fortress against the Turkish Army, have stopped them for 40 years from Europe. Ferenc Tóth produced this wine first time for the 450th anniversary in defence of the Eger Fortress.
Deep ruby colour, the slow down flow on the glass forecasts a meaty, thick wine. Luckily not too full bodied just as it is expected for a wine like this. Very rich and alterable aromas. Fruits, rich spices and barrel notes on the nose. Fresh plum, walnut, marzipan and juniper fragrances follows each other. The intense alcohol gives a liqueur character to the wine. Acids and tannins pleasantly integrated into the structure. Similar taste on the palate as on the nose complemented by powerful dark chocolate. Moreover, spices of the barrel, tobacco and smoky notes at the background. Slight chalky finish coming from the terroir. A wine with wide taste spectrum, great potential, a real top wine! (CsokiLaBor)