Grown in the Subotica region and made from 109 year old bush vines of Kadarka, untouched by Phylloxera thanks to the sandy soils it’s grown on. The grapes are destemmed and macerated for a short time. The wine is aged in 500L old Hungarian oak barrels for 12 months. It is bottled without filtration and zero sulphur
Oszkár is a 4th generation winemaker whose family settled during the 19th century in the southern part of the Kingdom of Hungary, most of which is part of Serbia today. He farms a total of 16 acres in two distinct terroirs of the country; 6 acres are located in Subotica, right on the Serbian-Hungarian border where very old vines of local varieties thrive on sandy soils. The other 10 acres are farmed just south in the historic region of Syrmia on the slopes of the Fruška Gora Mountain, which faces the Danube river and was once, millions of years ago, an Island in the Pannonian sea - a near untouched natural land made of volcanic and sedimentary rocks. Oszkár, a pioneer of Serbia’s natural wine scene, works in the vineyard without any use of chemicals and guides his wines in the cellar without intervening too much, only old barrels and one racking at bottling. He says, “wine can solve many problems
just by its own will to live.” He agrees that small additions of sulphur to a wine at bottling can make it more approachable, but you lose the opportunity to express the wine’s full potential.