Kékfrankos is also known as Blaufränkisch, ’kék’ and ’blau’ both mean blue, thus Blues is a smart name for Kovács Nimród Winery Kékfrankos, referring to the grape and also to ’All that Jazz’ wine family of the winery. 2016 vintage of Blues has just been released, and after 2015 it is an outstanding vintage again. Though spring frosts and summer hails ruined many vineyards all over Hungary, Eger wine region was a lucky one with healthy grapes of a good harvest. After fermentation the wine was aged in Hungarian, French and American oak (40%-40%-20%), and as for the French oak, it was manufactured in the world famous Burgundian cooperage, Billon, and the company recommended their ’Richelieu’ barrels especially for this Kékfrankos. The wine is a blend of Kékfrankos grapes from two vineyards, Nyilasmár and Nagyfai. Plum, cherry and dark chocolate on the nose, silky tannins, mineral notes, great balance and firm structure. A beautiful example of the variety, sommeliers should be practicing with KNW Blues to understand the variety.
On 17 November KNW wines will be presented in Belgium in a tasting organized by Wijnen Van Genechten wine bar.
On 30 November – 1 December KNW will present its wines at the 1st Volcanic Summit in Budapest.