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Residual Sugar: 1 g/l
Heimann & Fiai Szekszard Kadarka 2020
Regular price$26.95per bottle
($323.40per case) 12 bottles per case
Fruity & Spicy
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‘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.
Kadarka is part of Hungarian heritage, but that is not the main reason why we love it. Its grace, delicate tannins and distinctive spicy character make it an excellent match with modern cuisine. Kadarka is a capricious variety, so the winery has set out to identify and cultivate rare and forgotten clones to improve its consistency. In their experience great precision and low intervention in winemaking are the key to preserving its unique character.
Ideal with spicy Asian dishes, but also perfect with pasta, dishes made with tomato and with typical examples of Hungarian cuisine made with paprika.