Dúzsi Tamás & his Family’s Winery
Horticulture engineer, teacher, active consultant winemaker Tamás Dúzsi is a member of Wine Academy of Hungary, Pannon Winemaker Guild of Hungary (Magyar Bormíves Céh) and a former road-cyclist.
His winery is one of the leaders of the gradually developing family wineries of wine region Szekszárd, he bought his estate (3.3 hectares of Kékfrankos vineyard) through the „Land Compensation” process in the beginning of the 90’s, since his family had a chateau with a big land in south Hungary before the communism. He developed his winery step by step by his own and now, the winery makes wines out of 400 tonnes of grapes each year.
He entered a viticulture high school in 1964, then the ‘School of Viticulture and Enology’ where he graduated as a horticulture engineer, specialised in viticulture and enology. At the early years of his career, he applied and graduated from the University of Pécs as a teacher and since than he works on these fields as a winemaker, winemaker consultant, viticulturist and teacher.
He produces a wide range of white wines, rosés and red wines; all together more that 25 different types. Among his products, the ‘Kékfrankos’ and the ‘Kékfrankos’ based, blended wines appear the most. He won several awards from great internationally recognised wine competitions, for example 19 prize only from the “Le Mondial du Rosé”, 6 medals from “Mundus vini”, also some rewards from the “Le Mondial du Merlot”, “Challenge International du Vin”, ”Le Citadelles du Vin”, “Le Mondial du Shiraz”, “Le Vinalies internationales”, “Le Mondial des Pinots”, “Zarcillo”, etc.
He is the father of 7, two of his older sons, Bence and Tamás are studying viticulture and enology, Bence in Budapest and Tamás abroad; Vince, one of the smaller sons is finishing high school at the moment and planing to attend the “Viciticulture and Enology Technical School of Budafok”.
Ó Vörös Birtokbor / ‘Old Red Estate wine’
Pinot Noir gives elegance and character, while the Bordeaux varieties are responsible for the flavour profile. Nose begins with spices and toasted nuts closely followed by cherry and other red berry fruits. The aromas are complemented with some vegetal tones and the aftertaste shows some smokiness as well. An exciting wine.