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Red wine 2018 Villány-Siklós Kékfrankos dry "KÉK - Kolonia 52", Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 35.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Kékfrankos
Registration number: #HP-374761

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (92 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 9 January, 2021
Editor note: Cool, clear, taut and quite deep, polished nose with very fine red and black berry aromas, cherries, herbal-vegetable nuances, delicate smoky notes and minerality. Taut, tart, yet quite juicy fruit, lively acidity and fine tannic grip, persistent, herbal and a bit peppery, excellent substance and depth, has freshness, elegant style, salty minerality, quite complex, very good to long, taut, tart-juicy finish with fine spice and lots of grip. First class

The wine-growing area is located in the south of Hungary close to the border with Croatia and is named after the town of the same name (until 1999 the area was called Villány-Siklós). The vineyards cover about 2,300 hectares. In a continental climate with Mediterranean influences with long, hot summers and cold winters, the vines grow on predominantly chalky and dolomite soils with loess and loam layers, which are also characterised by ferrous red clay components. Around the town of Villány, the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch),...

Hungary has a very old viticultural culture, as wines from Sopron and Eger were already a household name in the 13th century. The Greeks introduced viticulture to Hungary from the southeast up the Danube and its tributary the Tisza, and the Romans from the west across the Pannonian Plain to Lake Balaton. Despite Hun, Vandal, Goth, Tartar and Ottoman invasions over many centuries, wine was always grown in this area. Even the Ottomans, who occupied most of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress viticulture despite the ban on alcohol, gladly collected the taxes for it, but development was inhibited during that time. According to a...

Synonym for the grape variety Blaufränkisch; see there.
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