Red & white at the same time – what is that?
Taschner Frühroter Veltliner – a great summer wine
Kurt István Taschner is our Winemaker of the Week (see our Facebook cover). He makes a wine nobody else does called Frühroter Veltliner (‘Early Red Veltliner’), which received outstanding review in the latest issue of Hungarian wine magazine called Vince.
As we reported earlier, the panel tasting was about easygoing summer wines from vintage 2022 between 1500–2500 HUF / 4–7 euros. Around 50 wines were evaluated, all vinified in stainless steel and contain relatively low alcohol.
László Romsics‘s (consultant editor of Vince) description: “Light, greenish yellow colour. Intense, fresh, slightly vegetal, picante and spicy nose with some citrus fruits. Refreshing, feather light on the palate with crispy acidityand some carbon dioxide. Ideal for the summer!”
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About the rare Frühroter Veltliner and its father
Korai Piros Veltelini (Frühroter Veltliner) is a grape variety you can find in Kurt Taschner’s portfolio, but nowhere else in Hungary. Frühroter Veltliner is a natural cross between Roter Veltliner and Silvaner. Roter Veltliner’s origin has not been uncovered yet, but it is confirmed that surprisingly enough it is not related to Grüner Veltliner. In Austria 605 ha, in Slovakia 363, in Czech Republic 251 ha, in France only 5 ha, in Italy a few, in Germany only 4 hectares and in Hungary also only a few hectares are grown – and it is restricted to Sopron wine region. “Early budding and early ripening, as its name suggests, susceptible to downy and powdery mildews and to botrytis bunch rot. Vigorous and best pruned long. Small bunches and berries.”
Excerpt From: Robinson, Jancis; Harding, Julia; Vouillamoz, Jose. “Wine Grapes (9780062325518).” iBooks.