The small, family-owned, sustainable Heumann Winery in Villány is in the historical wine region of Southwest Hungary. They use Cabernet Franc and the local Kékfrankos grape varieties on their 15-hectare vineyard mainly facing south. As a result of restricting yields, more than 90 percent of their grapes are classified as premium quality.
Category-winner wine: Villányi Franc 2012
The grapes that were grown in the long hot summer of 2012 were harvested in early October. The maturation lasted for 22 months in Hungarian oak barrels. Deep, brilliant, crimson wine with a purple shade. Its fragrance is dominated by red berries and is combined with a faint vanilla and pepper. Black berries and a touch of chocolate can be detected on the palate. It is characterised by a good acidic structure and a nice texture. A full-bodied, elegant wine with a lingering aftertaste.