Bott Frigyes

Proprietor: Bott Frigyes
Website: Bott Frigyes Winery
Country Location: Slovakia

“We believe in the outstanding qualities and uniqueness of our region that lies next to the Garam. We would like for our wines to help the wine region reestablish its position on the European wine map.”—Bott Frigyes


Bott Frigyes and his son Frici
Bott Frigyes and his son Frici


The People

After WWI, Hungary lost around 71% of its territory to Romania, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia) and Austria. Over 3 million ethnic Hungarians found themselves outside of Hungary with significant outcome on the grapes and traditions that never stopped or are now coming back to life beyond the present day borders of Hungary. On the southern slopes of the Mužsla Hills in Slovakia surrounded by the river Garam, Danube and the Ipoly rivers, is one such example: Bott Frigyes.

Even the neighboring village of Béla is where Judit and József Bodó of Bott Pince began their winemaking career (ethnically Hungarian but born in Slovakia) before moving to Tokaj. Long story short, a whole bunch of things all came together with Bott Frigyes coupled with great farming, honest winemaking, and delicious wines.


Vineyardi
Photo: Bott Frigyes Winery

In the Vineyard

Bott and his son Frici cultivate 10 hectares of vineyards next to the River Garam, at 250 metres above sea level. They are growing Furmint, Hárslevelű (Lipovina in Slovakia), Juhfark, Kékfrankos, Kadarka (cuttings are incidentally from Balla Géza in Romania who is also ethnically Hungarian), Tramini, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sárfahér and Olaszrizling. The soil is clay on top of volcanic bedrock, which is also rich in limestone and minerals.

Bott Frigyes News:

#WineWednesday Spotlight #166: Bott Frigyes Kékfrankos

#WineWednesday Spotlight #166: Bott Frigyes Kékfrankos

The Bott Frigyes Kékfrankos is not the first wine from the Kékfrankos grape that SommSelect Sommelier David Lynch has offered but “this version...
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Pannon-demic Outbreak: Bott Frigyes, Wetzer, Kolonics, Apátsági and Heimann

Pannon-demic Outbreak: Bott Frigyes, Wetzer, Kolonics, Apátsági and Heimann

The final container of 2018 is a coincidental snapshot of some of my favorite things happening in the region. We’ve added another Somlói tier...
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Wines:

Bott Frigyes
Hárslevelű

2017
Bott and his son Frici cultivate 10 hectares of vineyards next to the River G... more >
$26.95  
Bott Frigyes
Kadarka

2017
Bott and his son Frici cultivate 10 hectares of vineyards next to the River G... more >
$26.95  
Bott Frigyes
Kékfrankos

2017
Bott and his son Frici cultivate 10 hectares of vineyards next to the River G... more >
$26.95