Trinitás becomes La Trinità
Wine of the Weekend
Heumann Winery cannot count the “highest scores” and other great results nowadays (in our latest article Heumann Trinitás was named the price-value champion due to a Vinum magazine panel tasting). . In November, for example, Heumann Villányi Franc 2016 received the highest score among red wines in Wine Enthusiast wine magazine. The name of the wine was Trinitás after the name of the vineyard, but in the US they cannot use the name due to trademark issues. A Californian winery is called Trinitás, and thus the name on a Hungarian red wine in the US market can be confusing.
Nevertheless it has been quickly sold out on Taste Hungary’s online store in the US, hopefully the new vintage arrives soon. Jeff Jensen, wine writer of Wine Enthusiast gave 91 scores to the wine. “This Hungarian Cabernet Franc is ruby garnet in the glass with aromas of blackberry, bramble and red pepper. It has aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, red raspberry and black cherry. It is well balanced with velvety tannins and bright acidity in the finish.”
And how about the new vintage?
Listen to Andreas Larsson world champion sommelier, who gave 92 points to La Trinità, the 2017 vintage of Heumann Villányi Franc. (La Trinitá means the same, the holy trinity in latin.) “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.”