Bleu de Hongrie, Kolónia 52
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Bleu de Hongrie, Kolónia 52 - 2022

Item # 50522 750mL

A dry medium-bodied red from hillsides of Szent György-hegy above Lake Balaton. Whole cluster Kékfrankos is fermented with 50% being foot-stomped. Aged in 600L oak barrels for 11 months, this is fresh with dark cherries and herbs. Pair with Hortobágyi palacsinta.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Kékfrankos aka Blaufrankish aka Frankovka aka Lemberger (to name just a few of its aliases), originated in what is now Slovenia, but throughout the middle ages it took root all across central Europe. Even in Hungary it has two names, the other being Nagyburgundy (big Burgundy) as it was often confused with Gamay or Pinot Noir. Indeed, the wines are reminiscent of Gamay in that they are often fresh easy-drinking reds, but in the hands of quality producers can end up more refined and structured, more expressive of terroir. This bottle is a prime example of what the grape is capable of, showing bright red fruit (cherry and cranberry) infused with herbal notes and black pepper. It's fresh and vibrant with some earthy undertones that make it a great pair with sausages or venison. A delicious wine no matter what you call it.

- ALM

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