Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
clay on top of volcanic bedrock
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.