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

2019 Wetzer Kékfrankos Blumenthal

2019 Wetzer Kékfrankos Blumenthal
Wetzer
Sopron, Hungary
2019
100% Kékfrankos
Sub-Alpine
Gravel and silt
Open vat fermented with around 20% whole cluster and 3 weeks maceration. Aged in Hungarian neutral oak for 12 months.
13%
1.6 g/l
6.4 g/l

Notes & Pairings

Blumenthal is a 50+ year-old single vineyard that yields much smaller berries and is planted in deep gravel and silt soils. Much like the estate Kékfrankos, harvest is much later than the acidity would indicate – often finishing picking in early November. The ratio of more skins to juice and a longer growth season gives more tannins than of his other reds but is backed up by more acidity as well. The 2019 was open vat fermented with around 20% whole cluster and 3 weeks total maceration before being barreled down to Hungarian neutral oak for 12 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of SO2, this one needs some air and loves as much bottle age as it can get.

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