Dúzsi Tamás

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TAMÁS DÚZSI

The Dúzsi Cellar was established in 1994 in the Szekszárd wine region. In 1994 the winery started with 3.3 hectares of Kékfrankos at the Sióagárd-Lányvár vineyard. Their assortment is based on the cuvée of Kékfrankos and Kékfrankos. They had trial fields before 1994, where they tested new varieties in a neighbouring village of Szekszárd. This innovative line has been followed since then, has developed a lot and experimented both in the winery and in the vineyard.

Tamas Dúzsi uses the methods he learned in his youth from the great old master and makes wines similar to those he tasted during his studies of viticulture and oenology, which he started in 1964. The best example in the traditional way is his Kadarka wine from old vines. In 1996 they started to make rosé by mistake. The fermentation tank was too small to hold the grapes and then the grape must was emptied for rosé for the first time. Nowadays rosé is a significant part of their turnover. In 2010 they won five medals at the Mondial du Rosé wine festival in Cannes.

Szekszárd

The wine-growing region is located in the south-west of Hungary not far from the border with Croatia. It is one of the oldest and best in the country and is often referred to as the "Bordeaux of Hungary", because excellent red wines are produced here. In the 19th century the red wine from the Kadarka grape was exported to many European countries. Great lovers of it were, for example, the composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886), who visited the area several times, and Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). The Pope believed that wine preserved his health and spirit. Here, the only area besides Cheb is allowed to produce the traditional red wine Bull's Blood (Bikavér). The continental climate is characterised by dry summers with plenty of sunshine and strong winds and long, mild winters. The vineyards on loess soils cover 2,300 hectares. The main varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Kadarka, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, Olaszrizling (Welschriesling) and Sauvignon Blanc. Well-known producers are Baron von Twickel, Bodri, Dúzsi Tamás, Heimann Családi Birtok, Sebestyén Csaba, Takler Ferenc, Vesztergombi Ferenc and Vida Péter.