2021 Sziegl 'Mandulás' Kadarka
Although we only received a small amount of this, that’s because a lot of replantings have yet to offer fruit just yet. Named after the walnut trees in and around the vineyard, the Mandulás is a clone of Kadarka with looser bunches, thicker skins and less prone to botrytis than the clones that exist in the Herreberg Vineyard. It has more grip and color than the Herreberg, but is far easier to farm, greater yields, and is ultimately a great compliment to the lineup. It’s yet another face of Kadarka which makes this grape so compelling. Fermented in the hamburger method (3 layers: foot stomped, whole cluster, hand destemmed), 20% in above ground amphora and 80% in oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2.