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Kovács Nimród Monopole 777 Pinot Noir 2013

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Kovács Nimród Winery

Hand-crafted organic wine that really captures the terroir.

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Production

The Kovács Nimród vineyards are farmed organically and primarily planted with Burgundian Northern Rhone varieties which feel very much at home in the Egar wine region. The three vineyards include: Nagy Eged (10 hectares – Grand Cru), Nyilasmár (8 hectares – Grand Cru) and Nagfai (12 hectares – Premier Cru). This wine is made from grapes exclusively selected from KNW’s Nagyfai and Nyilasmár Monopole terroirs. Nagy Eged (Eger) Facing south-southwest, this steep-sloping site with unique exposure consists of limestone-laden soils, which contribute a mineral character to the wines. Varietals: Furmint, Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Nyilasmár (Noszvaj). Blessed with a unique microclimate due to Lake Bogács, this site has soils rich in minerals, which result in distinctive, fine, fresh, and fruit-packed wines. Comprised of granite/volcanic soils, it has a south-southwesterly exposure. Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Kékfrankos. Nagyfai (Noszvaj).Gently-sloping and interspersed with rocks, this site produces well-balanced and rounded wines. Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Kékfrankos, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Tasting notes

Fragrant sandalwood and herbal medicinal notes follow through into cherry, wild strawberry, raspberry and pepper spice aromas. Gentle characters of leather and tobacco also add complexity to this intriguing Pinot. Moderate tannins with good body. The long aging in oak barrels gives this wine a velvety and round finish making it very moreish.

Food match

Young, pink lamb; mushroom risotto; duck.

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