Kadarka is a beloved Hungarian grape, grown in many parts of Hungary. It was most likely introduced to Hungary from the Balkans, and it’s also grown in many other countries in the region (under different names; most notably it is called Gamza in Bulgaria). Kadarka is typically medium-bodied, with gentle tannins, fresh acidity, and some spicy aromas. It’s often compared to Pinot Noir in that it can be difficult to fully ripen and to work with in the vineyard. This wine checks all the boxes of what an ideal Kadarka should be like. It’s on the light to medium-bodied side. It’s crisp, gentle, and easy drinking, with a nice balance between the light tannins and the acidity. Yet its flavors are vibrant and rich, with lots of floral notes (like rose petal and violet); fruity flavors like cranberry, currant, and lemon; and tobacco spice. This Kadarka is from old clone vines from the Nadap vineyard planted in 1988 and harvested on September 24th. It was barrel-aged for one year in used oak. It was spontaneously fermented and unfiltered. Its light and easy-going personality makes this wine a perfect match for other easy- going foods, like pizza or grilled cheese sandwiches. In Hungary Kadarka is traditionally paired with Halaszlé (Fisherman’s soup), which is served on Christmas. Only 1,000 bottles were produced.