Slowly 2016 vintage’ s wines are on the shelves, One of the first wine from 2016 vintage is Dúzsi Merlot Rosé. Dúzsi Tamás is the winemaker from Szekszárd. He is “king of the rose” because he produces high volume of rose what are so popular in Hungary. Otherwise his red wines also excellent, he was the Winmaker of the year in 2014. Last year, on Vinalies Internationales his 2011 Görögszó Cuvée (cabernet sauvignon, franc) was the best red wine.
The wine got a clean and nice design, it seems like a pretty doll, or a nice skirt from the 50s. This project made by Hungarian graphic designers Kira Koroknai and Anna Hidvegi, who depict the manual harvesting brilliantly with these hand figures. The often mentioned “less is more” is presented in the bottle and on the bottle also.
Photography: Dávid Kovács, Kevin Harald Campean
Photo from http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/
I imagine drink from this wine on this Pre-Christmas period. Cold rosé in december? Why not? I think to do unusual things sometimes, make interest to the weekdays.
A beauty from Eger: Kisfiam Cuvée 2011 from Bukolyi Family Estate.
Winemaker is the young Marcell Bukolyi, a purposful personality, who makes natural wines, on the best vineyards of Eger wine region. His father László Bukolyi was also a key member of the region’s wine life. They have a nice family estate, there are no huge quantities, just the suitable for the high quality.
I was lucky because Marcell said only a few bottle left of this vintage. After I tasted the wine, I read a recommendation – which was published in 2012 – and I found that it went through many changes over two years. Perfect tannin structure, nice eger style acids, scent – as the taste also – spicy and rich fruity. Maybe the reason why it was overwhelming for me, is that at summertime I wish fruity and a little bit sweet flavors. It gave me this wealth, with pruriency, temtation, and I am curious about the 2013 vintage, which is currently on the shelfs.
Varieties: Kékfrankos, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Oh and Kisfiam means “My little son”
A pleasant opening of a foggy and unloved month is a fiery Merlot, Cabernet franc and Syrah blend. I got it as a present from a nice friend, and my father’s nameday was the appropriate time to open.
This red mystery takes us to a world full of autumn colors, spicy fragrances. Orsolya Winery from Eger wine region (Ostoros) produces wine in small batches and high quality. When I smell it is nice and hopeful, red aromas with liqueur, and in the tasting moment reminds me varied spicy and exciting red fruit flavours. The second sip opens up a new dimension with blackcurrant and caraway. I wonder what would it show one or two years later.
What a pleasure to tell you this good news, that a red wine from Villány got a gold medal on Decanter World Wine Award! Exactly 2009 Sauska ‘Cuvee 5’ won the international trophy for best Red Bordeaux varietal over £15.
We already posted about Sauska winery earlier, about what an elegant style wines they have, and I am so glad that they were rewarded on international platform also! I hope that the beauties of this wine region will be more attention from now.
Let we see some info about the champion.
“A blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). Deep ruby color. Fresh red and black currants, violets, good milk chocolate and cocoa powder in the nose.On the palate, the 2009 Cuvee 5 expresses wonderful concentration of red forest fruit which has a subtle way of lingering into a long lasting finish.” (sauska.hu)