Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
Andesite, red clay, and chalk
2 weeks on the skins, 50% aged in barrel, 50% aged in plastic tank
Notes & Pairings
When we began working together, the only two Kékfrankos Fanni and Gábor produced were the single vineyard Tavasz and Vitézföld. These need age, are intensely structured, and as amazing as they are, are both limited in quantity and deservedly expensive. This is the first time we can offer essentially an estate wine to introduce them. Otthon, literally meaning “home,” is something that can be both field blended, blended across vintages, or both. Fanni admits that at first they were trying to create an easier kind of glouglou wine, but given their farming, the site, the grape and their cellar, it was all but impossible. They didn’t want to pick earlier at the expense of ripeness, they didn’t want to macerate less than it needed to, and it needed more lees contact for stability. So after 2 weeks on the skins, 50% aged in barrel, 50% aged in plastic tank, it was bottled unfiltered with zero additions. They do not use pumps, don’t use stainless steel, and bottle by gravity. This is Kékfrankos through a unique Hungarian lens.