2020 Sziegl Bábel is 50% Kékfrankos, 30% Merlot, 10% Kadarka, 5% Zweigelt, 5% Portugieser. This is essentially a “Siller,” which is in between a light red and a rosé. More tannins than a whole cluster press, way more acidity due to the earlier picks, and more aromatics as well. It’s also the result of five harvest passes, multiple processing methods, and all with super gentle pressing. Everything was then blended together and bottled unfiltered with around 15ppm of SO2. This wine is Hungarian hedonism: bright cherry fruit, a peppery kick, a little refreshing prickle on the palate.