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Malatinszky Kúria Cabernet Franc (unfiltered) 2007 - WAS: $880

Malatinszky Kúria Cabernet Franc (unfiltered) 2007 - WAS: $880

Variety:

Cabernet Franc

Vintage:

2007

Wine Region:

South Pannonia, Hungary

Description:

The flagship of Malatinszky’s top-end selection is a complex and balanced unfiltered Cabernet Franc – always impresses

Awards:

Silver medal at AWC (Austrian Wine Challenge) 2010

Volume:

0.75 l

Alcohol:

14.0% v/v
Price:

“Csaba Malatinszky’s veins must run with Cabernet Franc. He is obsessive about tending his vines and says his 30 hectares, farmed organically in Villány and Siklós since 2010, “are as much as he’d ever want to own as he can manage himself without delegating”. He was Hungary’s leading sommelier before turning to winemaking and his focus is balanced, complex reds, notably Cabernet Franc, which suits the Villány terroir so well. The flagship, unfiltered Kúria range always impresses, especially Cab Franc and Kövesföld (a single vineyard Bordeux blend), while his aromatic Serena white and refined Chardonnay are well worth trying.”

Caroline Gilby, Decanter London November 2011

“Deep vibrant ruby purple.  Intense and complex on the nose – notes of raspberry, black tea and subtle vanilla. Intense and concentrated on the palate, with fine fruit and deliciously textured tannins, balanced acids, and a long finish” Caroline Gilby MW 2009

Food pairing:

Great with beef steaks and roast beef or pork. Recommended serving temperature: 16 °C

Cold maceration for 5 days, adding own selected yeast strains. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks by controlled temperature (max. 26°C). Post maceration: after alcoholic fermentation for 2 weeks on 22°C. Aged in Hungarian oak barrels (500 l) 60% new for 18 months, bottled after natural sedimentation without filtering

Technical data:

Alcohol content: 14% by vol.
Residual sugar: 1.7 g/l
Total acidity: 5.3 g/l

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