The Érintes wine blends are the creation of József Szentesi’s daughter, Katalin (you can see her name on the label). The idea came accidentally in 2014, a disastrous year when most of the crop was destroyed. She decided to turn some of the leftover grapes into a blend, which turned out to be a charming and silky wine. Now they make it every year. The name Érintes refers to the wine’s silky texture. Even though the blend is different from year to year, they always aim for that texture. The wings on the label come from Katalin’s belief in angels. This wine is a blend of 40 percent Merlot and 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are from the Nadap vineyard and were harvested on September 15th and October 1st. This is a dark wine, with an intensely fruity blackberry nose. But on the palate, it’s more strawberries and raspberries, with some spicy anise, tobacco, and cassis. This is a medium-bodied wine, with concentrated flavors, and lots of fresh and vibrant character. It was spontaneously fermented, aged for almost a year in used oak barrels, and unfiltered. József Szentesi recommends drinking this wine with roasted duck or grilled lamb (and we agree). Don’t let the screwcap fool you–this wine could even benefit from being decanted.