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Farming : Organic
Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Whole Cluster Fermentation | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan
Region : Szekszard, Hungary
Grape : Kekfrankos (known in Austria as Blaufrankisch)
Alcohol by Volume : 12%
‘Kadarka-man’ is how Zoltán Heimann Jr (winemaker) is known around town. The son of Ágnes & Zoltán Heimann completed his training in Geisenheim, Montpellier and Udine. He learned modern international techniques, and got to know many grape varieties and many vineyards on the Mosel, in Tuscany and Down Under in the Yarra Valley. What always fascinated him the most was the unmistakable flavour of each individual origin.
After returning to his native Szekszard in southern Hungary, Zoltán got it into his head to get to the bottom of the indigenous expression of his homeland, and has taken up the old local grape variety Kadarka as a major project. The powerful counterpart to Kadarka is the spicy Kekfrankos (known in Austria as Blaufrankisch), which possesses the virtue of reflecting its soil of origin quite precisely.
His wines are sophisticated and uncompromising, and provide a contrast to the popular & charming wines of the family estate. Under the name Heimann & Fiai (Heimann & Sons), he is presenting distinctive & original creations that appeal in particular to those wine lovers who are looking for uniqueness and expression of terroir.
This bottle has a ton of texture and grip along with more fruit and earthiness to balance. The grapes for the Szekszard Kekfrankos come from younger vineyards with vines aged between 5 to 10 years. Lower in concentration and with bright fruit aromas it is a genuine expression of the Szekszard terroir and provides the right balance for an everyday bistro red.
This wine pairs well with lamb and vegetable dishes.