Rosé is trendy all over the world, so it is in Hungary. Year by year more and more rosé wines are made, most of them are reductive, fruity, easy drinking wines for instant consumption. If you like rosé, why not trying one from Hungary? The grape varieties Kadarka and Kékfrankos are frequently used to make distinctive rosé wines along with the well known international grape varieties.
KÉKFRANKOS ROSÉ 2016
Light pink colour. On the nose fresh, ripe cherry, strawberry, rose hip and some spicy notes. On the palate we can taste the same fruity flavours thanks to the structure of the wine, which makes the flavours more pronounced. Light body, low alcohol and crispy acidity add up a fresh, light, easy going wine.
HAJÓS-BAJAI CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ 2015
Its colour resembles that of the strawberry cut in half. On the nose we can discover the typical Cabernet Sauvignon fruity aromas, mostly raspberry. Charming rose wine with flavours of strawberry and blackberry on the palate, which is a result of the constellation of an outstanding variety, the properly used reductive technology and the bravery of the winemaker. The noble Cabernet Sauvignon is very rarely used for rose wine in Kunság wine region and in the whole Great Plain of Hungary – but this Koch rosé justifies the endeavour. Slightly more full bodied then the usual roses, still it is an easy drinking, elegant wine which reveals the knowledge of the winemaker.
Kristinus Piripió 2016
Clear and shiny with touches of orange and red. Expressive aroma full of ripe strawberries with a fine earthy character. Much deeper aroma than we are used to with Hungarian rosés. On the palate the wine is dry, with higher than average acidity, medium alcohol and a good balance. Well chilled, the ripe strawberry promised by the nose comes to the fore, but as it warms in the glass it becomes more “winey”. A little girl growing up into a mature woman. Not really a spritzer wine; it’s not only possible to be sipped on its own, it should be! Finally a rosé that is deeper and more complex than most!