Pastor Kadarka 2013 (Szekszárd) Dry
The Kadarka is one of the most important grape varieties of the wine region. Native to Hungary, brought in by the rác community when they fled from the ottomans (Turks). Thin skin, medium to low in tannin, but high in acidity, doesn’t like to be trained along a cordon and very vintage depending. Traditionally low-trained, means that the clusters are closer to the ground and with the energy of the soil it ripens better. Vinified in wooden vats and punched down and processed by hand like in the XVI century. The wine was bottled after 12 months of maturation in big oak barrels.
Medium deep ruby colour with red pepper and bell pepper spicy notes, also there is a hint of black pepper besides the capsicum, underlined by some fine fruit character of mulberry and fresh plum. Velvet texture on the palate with soft tannins, well-balanced wine with fresh acidity. Red fruit dominates at the finish.
Fits in nicely with traditional Hungarian cuisine (spicy, paprika dishes), but can also be an excellent match to fisherman’s soup or cabbage dishes as well.
Dry red wine
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Bottle size: 0.75l