Producer: Duzsi Tamas Importer: Unknown
Tamas Duzsi may be heralded as the 'King of Rose', but he also produces roughly 25 different types of wine from 400 tons of grapes and has been a prominent figure in Hungary's Szekszard region that's gradually establishing a presence of family wineries. Having entered viticulture high school in 1964 and later graduating from college as a horticulture engineer, Tamas was well-prepared when he purchased his 8+ acre vineyard that included only the Kekfrankos grape (aka Blaufrankisch) at the time. The estate was a symbolic homecoming of sorts, as his family's chateau in south Hungary had been nationalized under communism and the 'land compensation' process in the 90's finally allowed for the re-acquisition of land. With three of his seven children on a formal winemaking path, Tamas should have no shortage of help during future vintages. Son Bence is already involved, having participated in hand-harvesting the 2017 Rose from their Sióagárd-Lányvár vineyard. Fermented in stainless steel via native yeast, the wine was exposed to cold winter air so as to remove tartaric acid crystals prior to bottling in March.