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Kekfrankos Balf Franz Weninger - Buon Vino Natural Wine
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Kekfrankos Balf Franz Weninger 2017

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One Line Description Kekfrankos Balf Franz Weninger 2017, biodynamic wine, 100% Kekfrankos (Blaufrankisch), stainless steel and old barrels, lean, fresh, fruity, delicious.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Hungary Hungarian
Producer Franz Weninger
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Kekfrankos (Blaufrankisch)
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir mineral slate and rock / luvisol with deposits of weathered bedrock
Total Sulphur Level 18 mg/litre
Maturation 14 monhs in big old barrels
Annual Production 20 - 30,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Lovely in youth but would age well over 5-8 years
Production Detail Biodynamic famring certified according to 'Respekt', natural fermentation, naturally occuring malolatic, no fining, no filtration, only 10 mg/litre of sulphur added at bottling.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered
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Kekfrankos Balf Franz Weninger 2017, biodynamic wine, 100% Kekfrankos (Blaufrankisch), stainless steel and old barrels, lean, fresh, fruity, delicious. This wine comes from different vineyards ageing between 19 and 47 years near the town of Balf, famous for its thermal springs. Yields are low at 40 hectolitres per hectare and the vines lie on rolling slopes around 200 metres above sea level in the foothills of the mountains. This was the first Kekfrankos to be produced in Hungary and represents the true style of the variety with all its fresh fruits and spice.

Franz Weninger comes from a lineage which dates back to the early 19th century in the town of Horitschon, Burgenland in southern Austria. Not long after the end of communist Hungary, Franz’s Father bought some parcels of vines in Balf, close to Sopron thought to be the best area for Kekfrankos (Blaufrankisch) in Hungary. The area lies in close proximity to lake Neusiedlersee which has a warming influence contrasted by cool winds which come down from the nearby mountains. This special climate makes for perfect ripening conditions for Kekfrankos.

Since 2006, the Wininger family have been working biodynamically which they see as essential for the best quality grapes and to fully realise the difference in terroir expressed in this sensitive grape variety. The soils in Sopron, Gneiss and Mica-schist yield a different style of wine to that in nearby Burgenland which is limestone, chalk, and clay. Their production in both Hungary and Austria is dominated by different expressions of Kekfrankos but they also plant Furmint, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, some international varieties and even produce a delicious natural cider. Their commitment to natural farming and quality wine is combined with outstanding value for money.


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