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Kekfrankos, 2016. Affinitas

Kekfrankos, 2016. Affinitas

Item #: U1219R1IH
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Kekfrankos
Vineyard/Appellation: Hungary
Color: Nearly Opaque
Nose: Black Cherry, Plum, Spice
Palate: Dense Black Fruit
Finish: Long, Medium Tannins
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2027/Red Meat, Game/13.0% Alcohol by Volume

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Affinitis lets Mother Nature make their wines. They are a totally sustainable, organic and biodynamic winery that doesn't even irrigate their vineyards. Whatever nature provides is what they use. Nothing more, nothing less.

The winery is in the Sopron wine district of Hungary. It borders eastern Austria where wine has been produced since Sopron was part of the Roman Empire. When the Hungarians arrived in the 10th Century they revitalized the area including planting their prized grape, Kekfrankos, which is still prized today.

Each country has its own food. Many have their own, indigenous wines as well. In almost every case, the food and wine match each other. Which came first? Obviously, the wine. Food can be grown almost anywhere, grapes cannot. Therefore, as the wine culture began to evolve, the foods to match those wines evolved as well.

Once you taste the wines of Hungary, you realize that you need substantial food to stand up to them. You won't be disappointed here.

The hearty stews and grilled meat dishes are just what is needed with the hearty wines here. Kekfrankos fills the bill.

This is a dense, dark offering showing loads of black fruit in the nose, yet a bit of softness on the palate. That fruit comes out in the taste and adds medium tannins evolving into a lovely finish.

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