Lajvér Wine House
Lajvér wines begin a new chapter in the history of Szekszárd wine region, since they embody local traditions expressed in a modern way. The speciality regarding vinification technology of Lajvér winery lies in the exciting, two sided aspect of the estate: they use techniques that are typical of small, artisan wineries, however the size of the production is increased until they can work without making compromise. The winery fully uses the treasures of nature, the building is set 30 meters deep in the ground and utilize the energy resulting from gravitation and the heat storing capacity.
The vineyards are situated in the picturesque valley of stream Lajvér, altogether on 25 hectares. 12 grape varieties are planted, but not all of them are vinified into a single grape wine. Occassionally unusual blends are introduced by Lajvér to express the philosophy represented by the winery regarding grape growing and winemaking. When selecting the grape varieties, maximising quality is the only standard. The winery is characterised by their pioneer spirit from the design of the winery building to the XXI. century technological solutions. When tasting a Lajvér wine, one will experience rich, fruity aromas, exciting liveliness of acidity, body and elegance.
LAJVÉR SZEKSZÁRDI BIKAVÉR 2014
Developed on the nose, not very intense, however detailed, complex. A snip of the wine recalls thousands of memories from dried cranberry and blackberry pie through cured leather to sour cherry liqueur. When tasted, it shows its noble age and the wrinkles it wears on its face, but the complexity – and of course the decent acidity – makes it still young. Leather and mushroom notes are present just like the fruits – the fruitiness is rather that of a jam, preserved fruit or dried fruit. The structure is still firm, it has its length, its age makes it more characteristic.
LAJVÉR SZEKSZÁRDI SELECTION BIKAVÉR 2012
On the nose sweetish notes and barrel spices are booming from vanilla to clove, from coconut milk to grated chocolate. On the palate punch and sour cherry liqueur and some fresh fruit, mainly blackberry. Complex, full bodied with detectable tannin content. In the finish the sour cherry aroma, sweet and bitter can be discovered, opening up the sweetish-spicy character. A powerful, complex ‘bikavér’ that expresses this typical Szekszárd genre with the words and tones of barrique notes.
LAJVÉR SZEKSZÁRDI SELECTION KÉKFRANKOS 2012
Very intense on the nose, as if sour cherry syrup, Christmas spices and vanilla short bread had met in the lounge. There can be no doubt regarding its aging in American oak barrel, punch and sour cherry bonbon can be traced in the scent. Popcorn sweetened with caramel, ‘Sport chocolate bar’ (a special Hungarian chocolate brand with rum). Its style is impudent and charming. On the palate it is more typical of Szekszárd region, vivid acidity, the wine is vibrating, fruitiness is long lasting till the finish. Enjoyable and concentrated kékfrankos.
LAJVÉR SZEKSZÁRDI SELECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
Blackberry, black currant, mint and fresh ground pepper on the nose, a touch of leather on the palate just to make it more peculiar, more exotic. Firm tannin, cocoa and toasted nuts. Not overconcentrated, but intense enough in the mouth. Vivid wine with good length and great aging potential, but we are not mistaken if we drink it now, since it is absolutely ready.