Maurer KadarkaMaurer Kadarka
100% Kadarka. organic farming; pre-phylloxera vines (100 years+ old) on Danubian green sand soils; horses used to work vineyards, fermented in open vat then aged in big old oak casks for 12 months; bottled unfined, unfiltered with less then 20 ppm sulfites (very low).
This Balkan gem is a lovely skin-contact Kadarka from Serbia. The Maurer family, originally from Salzburg, is now one of the only natural winemakers in Serbia and has been the godfather of Serbian natural wine movement. Maurer family has been vine growing here, on the Hungarian border in the region of Subotica / Szabadka, for 4 generations. And their Kadarka vineyard, planted in 1880, is the oldest in the world — no small feat, given that most producers have given up on this challenging-to-grow grape (tight clusters = susceptible to rot).
Oszkár’s Kadarka is simple and refreshing, with bright acidity and tart fruit to cut through the fat of aperitvo snacks or fall feasts. It tastes like a brisk fall day – tart pomegranate and blood orange with cloves, and barely-there tannins. Factor in the extremely low ABV (11.4%) and you’ve got the perfect holiday wine – without the post-party hangover. Serve slightly chilled.
Fakin Wines TeranFakin Wines Teran
Hand made by top young winegrower Marko Fakin (Fah-keen). 100% Teran, an indigenous sort and most important red of Istria region of Croatia. Wild yeast fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. This is a high acid, bright and fruity red that’s rich in minerals and iron. Try it lightly chilled with smoked meats and salty cheese.
Pivnica Cajkov Empress FrankovkaPivnica Cajkov Empress Frankovka
Frankovka (or Blaufränkisch) is the most typical red wine variety native to the old Habsburg monarchy. The grapes are coming from Sitno Volcano at the northern border of winegrowing in Central Europe.
Wine is macerated for 28 days on the skins in open vats, and then matured in old oak barrels for three years.
Cajkov Empress Frankovka is bursting with fresh mineral acidity, with superbly integrated alcohol. This wine is a sophisticated reminiscent of Pinot Noir style. It also has a great ageing potential.
Frankovka is a superb match for variety of lamb dishes and grilled meats.
Luretta PanteraLuretta Pantera
The founder’s wine, Pantera has always been synonymous with the Luretta family. From the clever mix of three different grapes: Bonarda, Barbera and Cabernet. This wine combines the character and personality of the vineyards. Spicy aromas of pepper and cinnamon give way to softness of tannin and intense flavors of ripe fruit.