Bott Frigyes Kadarka


Bott Frigyes is one of Central Europe’s key winemakers. Any wine we have tasted from him is of outmost quality and elegance. He focuses on indigenous varities -Furmint, Harslevelu, Kadarka and Kekfrankos with a Burgundian approach; and finesse.

Native fermentation and 12 months of ageing takes place in Stockinger barrels, ‘the winemaker’s Strad’ as mentioned by Jancis Robinson MW. Stockinger barrels are used by the likes of Raj Parr, Domaine de Chavelier and Antinori. Each Stickinger is fine tuned by using multiple different oak staves within one barrel from Austria, Hungary and Germany.

The “hamburger” method is used for the structured fermentation. Alternating layers of foot stopped grapes, with whole clusters in the middle, then topped with a destemmed and hand crushed layer. This achieves a semi-carbonic quality of high stability and control. Wines are allowed to settle naturally, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Old school natural.

The soil is a volcanic bedrock rich in limestone with streaks of clay. Great fruit intensity, extreme elegance and superbly savoury.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Red Wine
Nose Cherry Blossom, Red Currants
Palate ripe red cherries, crunchy currants, Hungarian paprika

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Kadarka
Alcohol % 13%
Style very light red, Burgundian style
Estate/Producer Bott Frigyes
Country Slovakia
Region Garam Mente / Pohronie
Vintage 2022
Vinification spontaneous whole cluster fermentation, 12m in Stockinger barrels
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential


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