Grapes: Pinot noir
Region: Hungary, Matra
Soils: Andesite (volcanic) + Iron/red clay + chalk
Vinification: Open vat
Aging: 1 year in tank
Notes from the Importer: One of only two in the whole portfolio, the Capitalist in me was unable to turn my back on an organically farmed Pinot Noir for around $20 retail that I could easily drink a whole bottle of and still feel good about myself. The Mátra is blessed with high levels of Magnesium and lime while being low in Potassium in the soil. Even in hot years, most wines only reach 3.1/3.2 pH at harvest. Along with low disease pressure and healthy immunity in the vineyard, this wine is both spot on “I’m taking my exam” blindable Pinot Noir, but doesn’t fall victim to being flabby, over extracted, or reliant on residual sugar to reach that end.