This wine is part of Bussay’s ‘Mura’ series (there’s also a white and rosé version), which is named for the Mura River, which creates a triple border between Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. The soil here is a mixture of gravel, clay, and limestone, which are the sediments left by the river. Zala is a fairly unknown wine region—even within Hungary—since it is mainly hobby winemakers, and just a few commercial wineries. Among the commercial wineries, Bussay is the best-known, and produces the best quality wines. This is the first vintage which Bussay has produced this wine. It is a unique blend featuring a really obscure and rare grape variety (even for us!) called Laska. The blend also includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. This is a juicy, crunchy, and fruity wine, with cranberry, pomegranate blood orange, and black pepper flavors. Enjoy it slightly chilled.