Heimann & Fiai Bati Kereszt Single Vineyard Kekfrankos 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Kékfrankos
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Heimann & Fiai Bati Kereszt Single Vineyard Kekfrankos 2018

Hungary
Regular price $36.95per bottle ($443.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Floral & Silky

‘Kadarka-man’ is how Zoltán Heimann Jr 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 Szekszárd 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 Kékfrankos (known in Austria as Blaufränkisch), 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.

Among all of the Kékfrankos plantings Bati Kereszt is the most protected. A north-facing plot, covered from two sides by forest where ripening and harvest are delayed by 2-3 weeks compared to other vineyards. The prolonged growing season adorns the wines with a more fragile structure and typically delicate, floral aromas. Plenty of fruit on the nose, mainly sour cherry. Pleasantly gentle, rounded, tame. This is a natural and simple, easy to drink, smooth wine with a medium finish.

Pair with suckling pig, lamb, duck or goose. A great compliment to plates garnished with fruit, beetroot, red cabbage or sweet potato.

This product is part of the LCBO Vintages program. It may take approximately 10-14 business days to be delivered.

Press Reviews

Wine Anorak

94 points

A single-vineyard wine, from the most western vineyard, at 280 m (the highest). Wild ferment, and aged in large Hungarian oak barrels (1000 litres, older). This was the last fermented, and because the vintage was compressed they had to use a stainless steel fermenter where it wasn’t possible to do whole-bunch at all. Juicy, spicy and with some black cherry aromatics: sweetly aromatic and enticing. The palate has nice focus and concentration with good acidity under the supple black cherry fruit. Really expressive and vital with sleek, smooth black fruits and hints of tar and citrus peel. Nice black cherry and blackberry fruit. Lovely floral elegance to this wine. This improved greatly being opened in advance.