Kadarka Céh Kereszt 2016

Our bets for the future.

Kadarka, this indigenous Hungarian variety has long been neglected. For the past 15 years we’ve been working on selecting a group of new clones. They promise more homogenous berries, hardier skins, less susceptibility to diseases. All that while keeping the typical and beloved racy, delicate spiciness of Kadarka. Our bets for the future, bottled for the first time.

Having discovered several slight differences between the Kadarka clones, we’ve planted seven of them on our own property. We’ve also made the new clones available for free to our fellow colleagues, all over the country.

2015 was the virgin vintage for our new clonal selection plantations. We've fermented every new clone separate, deciding only after the malolactic fermentation, which ones of them make the cut into Céh Kereszt Selection. The following clones were chosen for 2016: P111, P115, 122 and P131. Aging took place 1/3 in first filled Burgundian (Rousseau Video) Barriques, 2/3 in 3rd filled Kádár Hungary tonneaux.

Production: 3600 bottles.

Alcohol: 12,0% vol.
Residual sugar: 0,7 g/l
Total acidity: 5,5 g/l
Dry extract: 26,6 g/l