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Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe
Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe

2018 Bott Frigyes Kadarka

2018 Bott Frigyes Kadarka
Bott Frigyes
Južnoslovenská, Slovakia
2018
100% Kadarka
Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
clay on top of volcanic bedrock
12.5%
1.9 g/l
5.89 g/l

Notes & Pairings

This is the most dark fruited Kadarka in the portfolio. Still late ripening and thin skinned, but half was left whole cluster on the skins for nearly a month. There’s no dominant carbonic quality, but all that skin contact leeches out the spice and tea. It’s easy to see how a Kadarka like this would be a required blending component in Bikavér (Bull’s Blood). As previously mentioned, one half was fermented as whole bunches on the skins but the other half has destemmed. Both fermented separately for 3 weeks in open vats. Both lots were then combined in 500L oak barrels and aged 9 months. Bottled unfiltered.

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