Barbár 2016

Allegro Barbaro

Barbár – the Barbarian – is the flagship wine of our winery. It showcases all the virtues we expect from a great wine: finer shades and exciting aromas waiting to be explored, lots of fruit, depth, character and terroir expression adding up to a balanced whole.
The name and the story behind it expresses the soul and character of Zoltán Heimann. Barbár was inspired by the great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. As a response to the critics who dismissed Bartók’s music as barbaric the composer wrote a piece with the title Allegro Barbaro. This mould-breaking, eclectic piano work shows some common traits with our Barbár: while it is undeniably powerful and highly expressive, it is also elegant, varied and magnetic.

Barbár 2015
38% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 25% tannat és 12% kékfrankos
It was the most demanding task to create Barbár in 2015. We've harvested low yields with a constant balancing act between rainy and dry periods. First and second-filled barriques played an important role at aging and we've increased the amount of Tannat in order to have more power. Our most elegant Barbár, yet.

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Barbár 2013
30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 23% Tannat, 16% Kékfrankos
The youngest Barbár is obviously the most tense right now. Fine forest fruits, multicolored aroma, vibrant acidity. Balanced, not cumbersome. Its taste is long and enjoyable. 

Production 8800 bottles and 111 magnums. 

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l
Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
Dry extract: 30,8 g/l

Barbár 2012
36% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 18% Tannat, 17% Kékfrankos
Production: 15 268 bottles and 200 magnums

Alcohol: 15% vol.
Residual sugar: 2,7 g/l
Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
Dry extract: 31,2 g/l

Previous vintages

Barbár 2011
36% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 18% Tannat, 17% Kékfrankos

Barbár 2009
35% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 20% Tannat, 17% Kékfrankos
Splendid grapes of a great vintage went into the cuvée. The importance of Kékfrankos became unquestionable as it brings vivacity and excitement to the otherwise rich, complex varieties. 14500 bottles made.
Best scoring wine on the Pannon Wine Challenge 2013. Decanter World Wine Awards – Gold Medal, Vinagora – Gold Medal.

Barbár 2007
30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Tannat, 10% Kékfrankos
The hot, long summer and autumn brought very warm tones into the wines, making even Tannat more round and creamy. As a true imprint of the vintage, the 2007 Barbár is still very opulent and wide. 6500 bottles made.
Mondial du Vin Bruxelles – Gold Medal, Pannon Wine Challenge – Top Wine.

Barbár 2006
40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Tannat, 10% Kékfrankos
After a cold start of the spring, the long, warm autumn saved the vintage. This made us possible to create the first Barbár: a long cherished dream of ours. 11000 bottles made.
Challenge du Vin Bordeaux – Gold Medal.