Róka Rosé 2021 Kristinus


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Hungarian Balaton

Grape variety: Zweigelt

Beautiful salmon pink. The fruitiness of plum, hibiscus, and raspberry compote is firmly felt, and the mineral flavor creates a skeleton with a good balance with high acidity, and the spices such as licorice, and the gorgeousness of wild rose remain.

Uses biodynamic grapes (brown forest soil containing humus) from the villages of Kethry and Tavasfold in the Balatonbogler district. Harvested by hand, sorted, destemmed, crushed and macerated for several hours. After that, it is carefully pressed, transferred to stainless steel tanks and aged for 8 months in Surrey. Bottled unfiltered.

[Kristinus / Christinus]

The Christinus Estate began when the current owner, Christinus, established a commercial winery in 2013 in Balaton, a wine-growing region. In 2016, the current brewer, Florian Zalba, joined Christinus, dramatically changing from a commercial winery to a full-fledged winery that pursues the essence. In 2018, it began to shift to Demeter, and in September 2022, it finally acquired biodynamic certification. Currently running several agroforestry and permaculture projects to combat climate change with all the tools and techniques we have. Though dismantled in 2015, the Florian Zalba of today is reminiscent of Craig Hawkins' arrival in Ramshook, South Africa, and changed it dramatically. In the future, I would like to keep an eye on the trends of Florian Zalba in this large-scale winery called Christinus. Although the winery is currently unknown to the world (well-known locally), it is extremely cost-effective, and the day when it will attract attention from all over the world is not too far away, and it is only a matter of time.