Villány “Golden Tasting” on 13 October in Budapest
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Stefánia Palace near the iconic Heroes’ Square will host the unmissable tasting of the gold winner red ones of Hungary’s top red wine region, Villány. Around 100 great wines will be poured from renowned estates like Gere A Winery, Sauska, Vylyan Vineyard and Winery, Jammertal Wine Estate and many others, all with stunning wines. Let us mention for unmissable wines by Gere Tamás & Zsolt, Bock Winery, Koch Winery and Csányi Winery.
Date and time: 13 October 2022, 17.00–22.00
Venue: Stefánia Palace, Stefánia út 34, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets: 10 900 HUF (25 euros)
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Aureus 2017 – a timeless wine from Gere Tamás & Zsolt
Many Hungarian wineries are blamed for releasing their wines too early. Well, Tamás Gere and his son, Zsolt Gere in Villány are far from selling their wines without bottle ageing. They are patient and time is on their side. Recently Tamlyn Currin on JancisRobinson.com has given 16.5 points to Aureus Cuvée 2012, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. “Rich caramelised-fruit nose. Plums and damsons, moving into the dried-fruit and Christmas-spice spectrum with bright flecks of candied orange peel and dried apricots. Caraway seeds. Pretty vigorous tannins – I wonder what they were like eight years ago! It might even benefit from being decanted. But it has aged with grace and is certainly far from senescent. There is also a long, cool freshness running the spine. Intense, vibrant, velvet and black stones.“ At Golden Tasting the 2017 vintage will be presented.
Bock 40 – the fruit of the 40th harvest
Bock 40 was born to commemorate József Bock’s jubilee harvest, the 40th one of his life. It is a Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) aged in 225 L new oak barrels. The appearance of the wine promises great concentration as it slowly swirls in the glass leaving “legs” on the wall of the glass. Deep, intense ruby colour with garnet edge. The nose is abundant in ripe fruits – pomegranate, plum and forest fruits – with spices like cardamom, pepper and cinnamon. Dry wine with medium plus body and moderate feel of alcohol (even though the alcohol content is 14.89%.) and vibrant acidity. The intense, long aftertaste is another sign of having a “great wine” in our glass. Only 3000 bottles were made and the wine was released last year, to celebrate the 40th harvest. A recent success of the wine is to be selected among the top 25 wines of Pannon wine region.
Koch–Evans Super Premium Villányi Franc – a joint venture
When two super energetic people make wine together, the outcome must be more invigorating than a Red Bull… Californian born Victoria Evans is the Sommelier Champion of Hungary (2020), while the tireless winemaker of Hajós–Baja wine region, Csaba Koch is the Winemaker of the Year (2019). Csaba Koch has vineyards in Hajós–Baja wine region and also in Villány. “Villányi Super Premium Franc” comes from Villány, where Cabernet Franc has a unique appellation called Villányi Franc. Csaba made the base wines, but the blending and the “fine tuning”happened together with the sommelier. Ruby colour of medium intensity. The attractive, “warm” nose already reveals the varietal character of the wine. Blackcurrant, cherry, sour cherry and raspberry appear along with notes of barrel ageing, like tobacco, smoke, graphite and black pepper. The wine is rich in acidity and tannins and it is in harmony with the body. The palate is abundant in red berry fruits, long lasting chocolate and cocoa notes. A balanced wine, a great example of the variety. The wine has an ageing potential for at least 10 years, as Victoria Evans commented. The sommelier recommends the wine to pair with venison or beef steak, but she also suggests us to try it with hard cheeses.
Vesper – the shiniest star of Csányi Winery
meaning evening in latin also refers to Venus at sunset, the shiniest star of the sky. Vesper is made of the best of the best: a blend of the best barrels from the extraordinary quality base wines. The blend is almost a Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot,but Kékfrankos adds an extra character with its vibrant acidity and fruitiness. Some part of Cabernet Sauvignon came from the famous Kopár vineyard, Merlot is from Csillagvölgy, while the majority of Kékfrankos is from Ördögárok vineyard. 85% of the wine matured in Hungarian oak, the rest in French, all barrels are 300 L. Cabernet aged in barrel for 2 years, Merlot for 28 months and Kékfrankos for 17 months. The objective was to create a wine of outmost balance and harmony in every sip of this wine. “Vesper is not only a wine for us. It is the essence of our winemakers’ knowledge and experience, it is the manifestation of creation and the passion of our founder, Zsigmond Teleki and all the generations following him. The shiniest star of our estate with long ageing potential and potential to light up our days for a long time” – commented Csányi Winery. Dark ruby colour. Its rich and spicy nose reveals forest fruits, plum and toast. The palate is full, velvety, rounded. Vivacious wine with sweet spices and subtle acidity. Complex, layered, structured wine with long finish boasting plenty of plums. The wine has won gold medal at the latest edition of Berliner Wine Trophy.