"Another single-vineyard wine, just 800 m away from Bati Kereszt. This time on a south-east-facing slope on a hill overlooking the big plain so it gets direct climatic influence from the plain: more heat, especially in spring and autumn. This means it’s an early ripening vineyard and it gets lots of ripeness, but they pick early. 10- to 15-year-old vines. 30% whole bunch. Natural fermentation. Aged in big old barrels, 1,000–5,000 litres. They rack once into barrel and then it ages for six months in barrel and then they blend. Blended around May/June 2019, bottled August. Unfined, unfiltered.
More directly floral than the Bati Kereszt, more open and ready to charm. Violets and Victoria plums hasped into tannins with the grip of a child’s hand, the lightness of gauze and the texture of velvet. It doesn’t have the stone spine of the Bati but it has a suppleness and acidity that is finely etched into the body of the wine, making it precise but without any sharp edges. Long and fragrant with a dryad-like connection to the earth. 17.5/20 points. (TC)"
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"Our goal is to transform Szekszárd into an internationally recognized, high-end wine region capable of appealing to the most sophisticated and curious wine lovers.” ~ The Heimann family.
With 20+ years of lessons learned about which clones work best and where they should be planted, it’s finally become time for Heimann & Fiai to focus exclusively on Kadarka and Kekfrankos. Along with conversion to organic farming, the winemaking also reflects a different approach geared towards freshness and aromatics. Multiple passes for picking, using more whole clusters, open vat fermentation, less extraction, and moving the wine manually in lieu of pumps. All fermentation are spontaneous, zero fining, coarsely filtered if at all, and a minimal use of SO2 at bottling. They are also aging wines in clay in addition to Hungarian oak and stainless steel.