Beautiful, pale ruby colour and perfumed nose with slowly developing aromas of berries and fresh sour cherries. Fairly low in alcohol and light on the palate, but with a firm structure and delicate acidity. A finish of red fruits, accompanied by the zesty flavour of fresh Kadarka grapes. A gentle and restrained wine with lots of freshness.
Goes very well with pork dishes, such as a tenderloin with shiitake mushrooms, while the grape's natural freshness perfectly complements rich Asian dishes like Bombay potatoes, as well as the aromatic smokiness of paprika in Hungarian classics like Paprikash chicken. Serve alongside semi-hard cheeses including Cheddar and Red Leicester.
Serving temperature: 14-16°C
Grape variety: Kadarka
Soil type: Brown forest soil on volcanic stones
Fermentation: Tank fermentation for 2 weeks
Alcohol content: 12.0%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Tóth Ferenc Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Ferenc Tóth's winery is a true family enterprise, with multiple generations working hand in hand to provide you with wines that further enhance the reputation of the Eger region in northern Hungary. The driving force behind it all is Ferenc Tóth himself, a multiple award-winning oenologist born and raised locally and known as the ‘ambassador’ of the indigenous Kadarka grape. Under his guidance, the whole estate is working passionately to create wines of real character that will make any occasion special.
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