Pale ruby in colour, this is a medium-bodied, youthful wine with a refreshing touch of fizz. Delicate aromas of sweet spices, honey and red fruits, especially strawberry and raspberry. The same mouthwatering fruit character dominates on the palate, with added notes of sour cherries and cranberries. Expect more chewiness, more substance, than in a classic rosé. Light acidity, moderate alcohol, and a good-length finish round out this enjoyable vintage.
Siller(pronounced shiller) is a Hungarian and German speciality and is one of the oldest styles of pink wine. Traditionally it was produced by picking and fermenting red and white grapes together, but today it is made from red grapes only - mainly the indigenous Kadarka and Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch). When making a siller, the grape skins are soaked in the juice for slightly longer than with a rosé, hence its deeper colour and more concentrated texture. Extremely rare nowadays, this intriguing wine is essentially a crossover between a rosé and a light red; it is thus an ideal choice if you are looking for a 'rosé plus' with added depth and character yet the same easy-drinking nature.
Try with smoked salmon, smoked ham or a salmon tartare. Goes well with your Wednesday night pasta, but also makes a great pairing with strawberries while lounging out in the summer sunshine.
Serving temperature: 12°C
Soil type: Brown forest soil over volcanic rocks
Fermentation: Tank fermentation
Alcohol content: 13.0%
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.
With strawberries and blueberries now in season, it is the perfect time to celebrate them with this simple dish bursting with flavour and fruity aromas. The ripe and juicy berries with their natural sweetness are balanced beautifully by the acidity of the fragrant balsamic vinegar and the tartness of the yoghurt, creating a light dessert and a delightful treat that is refreshing and indulgent in equal measure.