Kadarka is an indigenous black grape of the Carpathian Basin. It gives a light red, spicy and fruity, easly to drink wine, but in case of developed viticultural practices Kadarka can produce fuller bodied wine with ageing potential. Let us introduce you the winners of the 25th international Kadarka contest!
The top 3 Kadarkas
110 wines were nominated, 92 of them are varietal Kadarka wines, and 18 of them are Kadarka based blends. 17 winesreceived gold medals, the best of them is a Serbian wine: M.R. Vinogradi Fantazija 2015. The 2nd best is from Hajós–Baja wine region: Umenhoffer White Kadarka 2019, while the 3rd best is from Villány: Gere Tamás and Zsolt Kadarka 2017. This latest one is a vineyard selection. “Special, as the first encounter. Charms and continues to live in You. Its spiciness enraptures us. Stays as endless remembrance.” Kadarka is an important grape for the Villány family winery, therefore they planted Kadarka in the famous Kopár vineyard in 2009.
Koch Winery: 3 gold medals
Apart from the Serbian M. R. Vinogradi, Koch Winery also won 3 gold medals. The Hajós–Baja wine region cellar is managed by Csaba Koch, who is Winemaker of the Year 2019. His Kadarda 2018, Kadarka 2017 and Frisch Kadarka 2018 all received the shiniest medal. Frisch is a series of “fresh” wines with moderate price, as a consequence very popular all over Hungary. Manual harvest, low yield, short barrel ageing – a fruity, velvety, lovely wine.
Tóth Ferenc Winery: Kadarka and its charming face
Egri Kadarka Superior 2018 from Tóth Ferenc Winery also received a gold medal. We selected this wine “Wine of the Week” last week, because it is so charming, so fruity, so delicious, that we were absolutely impressed by the beauty of it. This wine was also the best red wine in February issue of VinCE Magazine: “Good intensity and complexity, distinctly fruity with sour cherries and spices. Medium body, silky texture and sour cherry flavour. Vivacious acidity. A great wine made with attention.”