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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 Pinot Noir

2019 Wetzer Pinot Noir
Wetzer
Sopron, Hungary
2019
100% Pinot Noir
Continental
Schist and Limestone
30% whole cluster, two weeks of maceration, then 12 months in barrel.
13%
1.2 g/l
6 g/l

Notes & Pairings

Despite my efforts to avoid Pinot Noir, this one was unavoidable. The continental climate, soil, and winemaking all lend themselves to the grape. The genetic distance to Kékfrankos isn’t that far either, although Pinot ripens earlier with thinner skins. This is a blend pulling from two clones from two distinct vineyards: Kogl (Schist) and Kräftner (Limestone). The winemaking is geared towards softer extraction with open vat fermentation, 30% whole cluster, two weeks of maceration, and then followed by 12 months in barrel. Like all of Péter’s wines, all fermentations are spontaneous, no additions other than a little SO2 at bottling, and zero fining or filtering.

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