In our last newsletter we pointed out that though Hungary has a lot of ideas regarding what to „put on our flag”, rosé wines are not among these flagship wines. However, winemakers produce rosé with passion, there is hardly any winery without rosé wines.
Top 5 rosés from a wine magazine
VinCE Magazine, Hungary’s market leading wine magazine has just released its April issue with a panel tasting of almost 100 rosé wines. To be precise, 98 rosés were tasted blind, here we share the 5 rosés with the best result. Though the first is not local, the other 4 best rosés are from within Hungary.
- Tesco Finest Sancerre, 2016 (made of Pinot Noir)
- Gál Kékfrankos Rosé, 2016, Kunság wine region (made of Kékfrankos)
- Etyeki Kúria Rosé, 2016, Etyek wine region (made of Pinot Noir and Kékfrankos)
- ’Öröm’ Rosé, Eszterbauer Winery, 2016, Szekszárd wine region (made of Kékfrankos, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Kadarka)
- ’Nyitány Rosé, Csernyik Winery, 2016, Mátra wine region (made of Kékfrankos).
’Öröm’ literally means Joy and is definitely a great name for a rosé wine, especially if it is – as it is according to the magazine – bright pink with hints of peach colour, on the nose it’s full of fresh red fruits with good intensity, and ont he palate it has good balance, refreshing and has a long fruity finish.
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Brazil loves rosé wines
In our newletter we proposed a question about the future of rosé wines. Nilson Cesar, a Brazilian wine merchant and importer, who is interested in buying some Hungarian wines says that “Rosé is as important as any other style, it can have depth, so it might have a brighter (pinker) future in Hungary. Rose is like other wine style. You can find good or bad, and, above everything, it is a question of personal taste. And tastes change. During the past 5 years, here in Brazil, we have a significant increase in volume of rosé wines. The consumers look for rosé wines more and more from different places, made of different grapes, and they taste a lot to find their choice! We have here rosé wines from France (Provence, Bordeaux, Langedoc, etc) Italy (Tuscany, Puglia, Alto Adige, etc) and Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia… The best wine is the next bottle! (This conversation made me thirsty, so now I’m going to open a bottle of a good rosé!)”
We hope that Nilson’s portfolio will soon be broadened by one or more Hungarian rosés! Cheers to this!