We are glad to announce that Stuart Pigott from the renowned US wine critic JamesSuckling.com praised our wines with high scores – a whopping 96 points for the Szívem single-vineyard Kékfrankos and 90+ points for 12 other wines – and detailed descriptions.
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Falstaff, one of the most influential gourmet magazines in the German-speaking world, gave our 2019 Porkoláb-völgy Kadarka the excellent score of 92+. They wrote the following about the wine:
"Bright chimney red. Fine fruity scent of griottes. In addition, a hint of caramel and floral tones. In the mouth with supple fullness on the one hand, almost creamy, but on the other hand also with elegant lightness and a lot of juice. Harmonious acidity. In addition, an immensely fine tannin. Very original, delicately mineral playing wine. Falstaff Top Value"
Our family is one of the pioneering red wine makers of Hungary. During my years of studying and training in Germany, France, Italy and Australia I realized that the only way to put our wines on the world map of wine is by exploring the potential of local varieties.
It may have been the delicate elegance of Kadarka, or the explosive fruit of Kékfrankos but I soon fell in love with this quest. My aspiration is to find a way to express what Szekszárd means to me.
Zoltán Heimann Jr.
Our approach to Kadarka and Kékfrankos has been fundamentally revised: our main goal is to produce top quality grapes and to achieve that we need to enhance microbial life in the soil as well as to work manually in the vineyards with unwavering focus. The resulting grapes picked at full ripeness and carefully sorted are faithful expressions of the Szekszárd terroir: they reflect the vibrant fruit typical of grapes grown on loess soils and also the subtle differencies in the microclimates of the various vineyards.
Our wines are made by manual punching down of the cap and cofermenting whole bunches. This technology enhances complexity, flavour intensity and persistence. The wines are aged in large barrels and amphorea with sulfite levels kept low.