Kristinus New Arrivals Wine Tasting

Kristinus New Arrivals Wine Tasting

Saturday 20th of August 2022
Craft Wine
Frans Halsstraat 35
1072BK Amsterdam

New arrivals from the south side of lake Balaton in Hungary, new vintage of
Analog – Olaszrizling, Traminer and Sauvignon Blanc and

Liquid Sunshine – Chardonnay, Szürkebarát AKA Pinot Gris.

As debut Oliver and Siller.
Oliver is a blend of Irsai Oliver and Zenit, both indigenous Hungarian grape varieties. A fresh, aromatic and delightful wine.

Siller is halfway between red and rose, made of Zweigelt – pristine, fruity and easy-drinking.

Siller as a wine style is actually brought to the Pannonian plains by Schwabian winemakers.
They used to blend red and white grapes trying to combine freshness of a white and flavour of a juicy, soft red wine.

Hungarian wine makers predominantly used red grapes but with short maceration, compared to maceration for red wine, even before somebody in Brussel decided to ban mixing of white and red grapes.
Some local grapes like Kadarka, Kekfrankos, Portugieser and in this case Zweigelt are very much suitable for this style giving low tannins and pleasant red fruit acidity wine, turning out to be a natural born chiller.

Throughout their long history Hungarian wines have been perceived as exclusive, mysterious and nearly always lauded.
Kristinus is a wine estate bravely committed to biodynamic, low intervention approach in winemaking with a strong belief that natural balance in the vineyards and cellar is the best, if not the only way to truly reflect the terroir.
Taking a step back to traditional winemaking is actually a leap forward.

Coming Saturday, 20th of August, we have bottles open for tasting.

Reposted on our blog you find an interesting article about Hungarian wine history.

Kristinus – Oliver 2021

14,25

name: Kristinus – Oliver 2021
style: natural white wine
grape variety: 95% Irsai Oliver, 5% Zenit
serving temperature: 10-12℃
alcohol percentage: 13%
short tasting note: rose petals, orange blossom and lychee, followed by flavours of ripe grape, apricot and peach with a touch of spice
content: 750ml

Hungary, Lake Balaton

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Kristinus – Analog 2021

16,95

name: Kristinus – Analog 2021
style: natural white wine
grape variety: 80% Olaszrizling, 10-10% Tramini, Sauvignon Blanc
serving temperature: 10-12℃
alcohol percentage: 13%
short tasting note: Fresh white wine with refined mineral character and fragrance of yellow apple, lemon and aromatic herbs.
content: 750ml

Hungary, Lake Balaton

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Kristinus – Siller 2021

15,50

name: Kristinus – Siller 2021
style: natural red wine
grape variety: Zweigelt
serving temperature: 12℃
alcohol percentage: 13%
short tasting note: pristine, red fruit and easy-drinking, juicy raspberry, liquorice touch
content: 750ml

Hungary, Lake Balaton

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Kristinus – Liquid Sunshine 2021

24,00

name: Kristinus – Liquid Sunshine 2021
style: natural orange wine
grape variety: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Szürkebarát (Pinot Gris)
serving temperature: 12-14℃
alcohol percentage: 13%
short tasting note: floral nose, delicate and smooth buttery – almond sensation with a citrus touch, soft tannic structure
content: 750ml

Hungary, Lake Balaton

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