2017 Stumpf Pinceszet Kekfrankos Nagy-Eged

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Father János and son Péter Stumpf dry farm 20 hectares of vines in the Eger appellation of Hungary, halfway between Budapest and Tokaj. Soils are split between volcanic and limestone-rich parcels. This wine is 100% Kékfrankos (= Blaufränkisch) from 40-50 year old vines. Eged-Nagy means "Eged Mountain", and it's the highest-altitude red wine vineyard in Hungary. The wine is aged for 20 months in 500-liter acacia and Hungarian oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The only addition is a small amount of SO2 at bottling (20-25ppm total - i.e, very low). This is a Kékfrankos that's classy and even a touch flashy, with dark fruit and noteworthy structure. It gains complexity with bottle age. The locals drink it with Pacalpörkölt (tripe stew). Sausages, smoked meats, and tomato-rich dishes also work well.
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