Heumann La Trinitá Villányi Franc 2017

The glorious march of La Trinità

3 vintages of Heumann Villányi Franc on the top

There must be some “holy” in that vineyard in Siklós (commune of Vokány, near Siklós, in Villány wine region). It is called Trinitás, meaning The Holy Trinity, and Heumann Winery picks the grapes here for its varietal Cabernet Franc called Villányi Franc in Villány. We collected some of the acknowledgments of the recent and the two earlier vintages.


La Trinità Villányi Franc 2018
Sebestyén Nagy: 9.3 points / 10

The recent vintage has not been released long time ago, hence the glorious march of this vintage has just begun. Sebestyén Nagy renowned Hungarian wine writer gave the 8th spot to this wine on his list of 100 top wines. It is not easy to translate his unique wine reviews, but let me give a try. “Great Heumann wines are always characterised by some lighthearted and irresistible fruitiness besides the dignified structure. The latest vintage Villanyi Franc is like that as well: the nose begins with serious barrel notes, leather and smoke, as if a naive wine snob from the city encountered a rural *”pig killing”of Baranya county. Fortunately after the first shock the rural landscape is enhanced by the endless Troop of Blackberries with their soft bayonet. Tannins are also big, but easy to drink, they slip, they crawl, they remain – there is no sign of any old school rasping tannins. Decent acidity and the barrel spices burp confidently at the end of the gulp. Before we would collapse under the excess greatness of the wine, the black berry fruits come again and take the fall. A dense, majesticFranc with loads of fruits and huge potential.”
(If you want to know what pig killing is, scroll to the bottom)

Sebestyén Nagy’s top 100 wines

Heumann Trinita Cabernet Franc Villány Hungary

La Trinità Villányi Franc 2017
Adrian van Velsen, VWine.ch, 93 points / 100

The Swiss independent wine writer participated in the latest edition of Franc & Franc conference in Villány in November 2022. Loess limestone soil, 10-year-old vines, harvested on September 28th. Lower yields. 25 HL per hectare. Destemming, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, expanded in Hungarian wood, 15% alcohol, 5.5g acid, 1.4g residual sugar.
Strong ruby ​​red. Fresh, intense and herbal nose, still youthful, dark berries, black cherries, currants and a touch of animalism mix with hints of dark chocolate, a slightly herbal note swings. Straightforward on the palate, strong, very opulent, distinctive tannins, very good structure, the wine has a lot of
potential and already shows finesse. The acidity gives this power pack a pleasant freshness despite the high alcohol content. The finish is very long-lasting, spicy, full of dark fruits.
The original article was written in German, available here        

Villányi Franc @Franc&Franc


La Trinità Villányi Franc 2017
Andreas Larsson, Tasted.com, 92 points / 100

The Sweedish born, France based sommelier world champion wrote the following: “Inky dark purple core and hue. Ripe nose showing violet, cassis, plum and new oak notes. Good substance on the palate, ripe dark fruit with well-rounded yet present tannin adding freshness, some oak derived toast and spice, ripe and warm yet balanced with a long and meaty finish.”

See the original post by Tasted.com


How did Trinitás become La Trinità

Trinitás becomes La Trinità


Trinitás Villányi Franc 2016
Andreas Larsson, Tasted.com, 93 points / 100

With this 93 score result Trinitás is the Hungarian red with the highest scores on Tasted.com along with NJK from Kovács Nimród Winery. “Intense dark purple colour. The nose starts with some new oak and toast paired with ripe black fruit, cassis, plum, tobacco and fine spices. Very good grip on the palate, dense but fresh dark fruit with pepper, clove, fine wood and tobacco notes, young but ripe tannin with a long and layered finish. Nicely done.”



Trinitás Villányi Franc 2016
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, gold medal, 95 points / 100

The rigorous British international wine contest is not generous with gold medals, thus a Decanter gold is highly appreciated everywhere. “Serious and classy nose with lots of spicy character, ripe dark cherriesand plums. Lovely depth of fruit supporting the alcohol and grainy tannins.“

Our earlier report on DWWA 2021 results

92 Decanter accolades to Hungary!


Trinitás Villányi Franc 2016
Price value champion in Swiss Vinum magazine

The panel tasting of the October 2021 issue of Vinum was about Cabernet Franc wines from around the world except for France (“Cabernet Franc Weltweit”). Heumann Trinitás Cabernet Franc 2016 got the second highest score at this panel tasting and it costs only 32 Swiss franks, while the winner of the panel tasting, Lodovico Tenuta di Biserno 2016 costs 375 Swiss franks… “Noble aromas on the nose with forest fruits, blueberries, plums and licorice. Earthy character with a touch of rosemary. Forest undergrowth and leather. Complex, outstanding and beguiling wine with power and length.”

Trinitás, the price-value champion Cabernet Franc


Trinitás Villányi Franc 2016
Wine Spectator 92 points /100

And a lovely story at the end…

‘Mr Cab Franc’s happy son

*Pig killing: a rural tradition in Hungary and some other Central Eastern European countries. The activity is not similar to Spanish bullfights, here the reason of the killing is simply to process the meat (and other parts) of a pig when it reaches the proper age and weight. Since an adult pig is very strong, several men are needed to conduct the slaughter. And if they are together doing the hard work all day, certainly they drink several ‘pálinka’ shots (the origin protected fruit spirit of Hungary). Since Hungary joined the European Union, pig killing takes place in an EU comform manner.

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