All of Riczu’s wines are organic and vegan, and Tamás Riczu is an advocate of organic and vegan winemaking in the Villány region. He has become sort of the go-to person when a winery wants to convert from conventional to organic agriculture, making him a busy and sought-after consultant. The grapes for this wine were—as you can guess—organically farmed, and no animal-origin product was used during the winemaking. This rosé is a blend of 60 percent Kékfrankos and 40 percent Merlot grapes, which were hand-harvested on September 7th. It was produced in the traditional fresh pink-wine fashion of stainless steel fermentation and brief ageing prior to bottling. The Kékfrankos gives the wine its freshness, while the Merlot helps bring some plushness and texture to it. This bone-dry rosé (with just 0.8 grams of residual sugar) has a crisp and juicy palate with delicious raspberry and cherry flavors.