Sebestyén – Szekszárd
The Sebestyén winery was established in 1998 in the Szekszárd region, one of Hungary’s best winemaking areas thanks to its ideal climate and boasting a history dating back to Roman times. The family-run winery produces high quality wines following the highest production standards, strict yield limitation and selection of only the best grapes. They combine ancient traditions with modern technology and knowledge of which grapes thrive in the local terroir to offer a selection of wines from both national and international varieties. Our connection to the estate dates to Csilla Sebestyen’s time as Sommelier for Scotland’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, Andrew Fairlie.
The Rosé is an intriguing blend of 34% Kékfrankos & 66% Zweigelt. Kadarka is one of the most ancient varieties of the famed Szekszárd region, in some ways similar in profile to Spätburgunder. The Cabernet Franc Porkolab (named after the valley where the vineyard lies) is fermented in open tank and aged in new 500 litre Hungarian and Austrian oak. From the Iván Valley the Bikaver is a bend of old vine indigenous grapes (60 year old Kadarka and 40 year old Kékfrankos) with some Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A modern expression of the Bikavér (Bull’s Blood blend), this has aged for two years in large format oak both new and used. Grádus is a Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sagrantino and Kékfrankos blend of the estate’s very best grapes from the most exclusive vineyards. The wines were aged separately for 22 months in oak barrels (2/3 new) prior to blending