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Kékfrankos Tasting Selection

An exclusive selection of three kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) from three award-winner wineries and three wine regions. This selection includes a vineyard selection kékfrankos from the cool climate Eger region, an award-winning premium selection of hand-picked grapes grown in the limestone and unique micro-climate of Sopron, and an exceptional vintage from the warm climate of Szekszárd.

 

BOLYKI Egri Kékfrankos 2019

Kékfrankos is one of Hungary's principal red grape varieties, and this vineyard selection from hand-picked berries is a dynamic powerhouse of a wine.

Deep ruby colour and spicy nose with floral aromas. Savoury palate with searing acidity and a tight tannic structure. Red and black fruits on the palate, especially blackcurrant, are accompanied by fragrant, floral notes of violets and lavender. A rich and powerful vintage with plenty of ageing potential.



Grape variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch)

Soil type: Brown forest soil

Fermentation: Spontaneous in stainless steel tank

Ageing:18 months in 500l oak barrels

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 0.75l

Special feature: Vegan


STEIGLER Soproni Kékfrankos 2019

Kékfrankos feels especially at home in the cool-climate Sopron region, and Soproni Kékfrankos is now widely regarded as a premium quality red wine with plenty of potential.

This is a rich and meaty medium-bodied red wine that combines grapes harvested from the Steiner and Steiger vineyards. It is classic deep ruby with purple shades. A cavalcade of red and black fruit on the palate, rounded out by elegant spicy notes from the oak barrel ageing. Zesty acidity and medium tannins make this a complex yet easy-drinking vintage.



Grape variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch)

Soil type: Limestone and brown forest soil

Fermentation: In open vat for 12–15 days.

Ageing:9 months, 50% in Hungarian oak barrel, 50% in stainless steel tank

Alcohol content: 13.0%

Bottle size: 0.75l

Speciality: Vegan

Awards: International Wine Challenge 2022 - Silver Medal - 91 points

 

VESZTERGOMBI Szekszárdi Kékfrankos Selection 'Kétvölgy' 2018

Made with hand-picked berries from the celebrated Kétvölgy vineyard of the warm-climate Szekszárd region, this is a fine example of what the kékfrankos grape variety can offer at its best. Sitting garnet in the glass this wine has layers of depth and complexity. The harmonious combination of purple and dark fruits pair with oak on the nose, followed by smoky spice and rustic earthy flavours. Medium-bodied, though the richness suggests more. Medium tannins and delicate, high acidity complete this wine.


Expert Opinion

Caroline Gilby - Master of Wine - 91 points - Decanter November 2021

Kékfrankos from the valley's of Hungary's warmest region shows a different face. It expresses spiced strawberry, red plum and dried cherry hints on the nose and palate. Quit Pinot-like, with lovely intensity of sweet strawberry and typical spicy notes. Refined tannins and a fresh backbone.

Grape variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch)

Soil type: Clay and limestone

Fermentation:Controlled in stainless steel tank

Ageing: 18 months in barrique barrel

Alcohol content: 13.0%

Bottle size: 0.75l