DANCH & GRANGER SELECTIONS
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 Kékfrankos

2018 Bott Frigyes Kékfrankos
Bott Frigyes
Južnoslovenská, Slovakia
2018
100% Kékfrankos
Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
clay on top of volcanic bedrock
13.5%
2.2 g/l
6.08 g/l

Notes & Pairings

Sitting along the Danube and tasting barrel samples of the 2018 reds, the Kékfrankos as Bott puts it is, “The main message from our region.” It has the history and flavor that make it inextricable from the area. Through clonal selection, controlling vigor with cover crops, and farmed with Biodynamic principles, the berries are small and thick skinned. They then use the “Hamberger method” which is foot stomped whole clusters, topped with whole cluster, then topped with a destemmed and hand crushed layer. There’s a touch of that whole cluster fruit, aromatics from the stems, and plenty of spice from the skins.

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