#WineWednesday Spotlight #71: Wetzer Kékfrankos

Wetzer Kekfrankos
Peter Wetzer and the 2015 Kékfrankos

Sourced from healthy soils that are alive with flora and fauna and vinified in a 120+ year old cellar covered with microbiological flora, the wines of Peter Wetzer have a true identity and a distinctive sense of place. For Kerry Winslow over at Grapelive, the Wetzer Kékfrankos 2015 is a new Hungarian treasure:

With its simple and stylish label and red wax capsule, the Wetzer Kekfrankos reminds me of Lapierre Morgon in many ways, it is ripe and pure with vibrancy, fresh detail and silky tannins. Kekfrankos or Blaufrankisch is less acid driven than Gamay or Pinot Noir, but close and it can have flavors that are like Loire Cabernet Franc at times, Wetzer’s is medium weight, fruit forward and loaded with blueberry, bright cherry, tree picked plum and earthy mulberry fruit along with mixed spices, loamy/mineral plus hints of cedar, anise and chalk. A subtle sweet and sour herb notes adds to the whole, and this impressive red highlights its sense of place, allowing the soils, which are iron rich in parts, along with limestone, loess and gravel, to shine through on the poised and vital palate.
92 Points, grapelive

Read the whole tasting note here.

2 thoughts on “#WineWednesday Spotlight #71: Wetzer Kékfrankos”

  1. Hi, my name is Éva Cseh Distel. My husband Gábor and I came to the USA in 1957. I am very fond of the Hungarian wines, and wish to receive a list of available labels. My favorite is the Egri Bikavér but like Tokaj, Badacsony and other locations. I live in Colorado and the closest wine merchant is DaveCo in Westminster. They carry the Bulls Blood from Eger.
    Thank you for your cooperation. Eva Cseh Distel

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