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Wassmann Pince - Weingut Wassmann
Winery Wines Files 36

Red wine 2015 DHC Villány Merlot dry, Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Price: 19.50 €
Organic labeling: Biodynamic and vegan wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique used
Registration number : #WP-L.ENVR

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (88 WP)
Last reviewed: 12 August, 2019
Editor note: Light meaty anddried vegetal notes on the nose, hint of bacon, black berries and a few cherries, dried herbs. Firm, ripe, dark fruit on the palate, dried tom,atoes, nutty oak, some dark chocolate and bacon, some sandy, slightly astringent tannins, medium body, good substance and persistence, cedary traces, very good, tart finish.
Best to drink: 2020-2026+

Hungary has a very old winegrowing culture, because wines from Sopron and Eger were already known in the 13th century. The Greeks introduced viticulture in Hungary from the south-east along the Danube and its tributary the Tisza upwards and the Romans from the west across the Pannonian plain to Lake Balaton. Despite Hun, Vandal, Goths, Tatars and Ottoman invasions over many centuries, wine was always grown in this area. Even the Ottomans, who occupied the largest part of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress wine growing despite the ban on alcohol and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this...

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