Kiss Gábor

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GÁBOR KISS

Gábor Kiss is the great talent of the wine region. The oenological practice, followed by the principle of minimal intervention, has matured in recent years, producing wines of fruity, delicious and good weight. Cabernet Franc Code and Enigma Merlot are among the best in every season. Recently he also experimented with Kadarka, and Kékfrankos.

Villány

The origin of viticulture in Villány probably dates back to the Celts, but has been proven to date back to the Romans. The altar stone from Roman times excavated on the slope of the Szársomlyó Mountain documents a vineyard area of ​​50 ha. During the Turkish occupation (1541-1699), the Turks settled Slavs and Serbs in the completely depopulated Villány region, bringing with them the Kadarka wine and the mash fermentation red wine production technology. From the 17th century, mainly Germans were settled here, who also the grape variety "Portugieser", d. H. "Kékoportó", have brought.

The German name of the fields on the Villányer mountain side comes from the settling Swabian winegrowers, because of their form, specificity or the legends associated with them: The Jammer Valley corridor was named after the Battle of Nagyharsány in 1687. Legend has it that the misery of the Turks in the mountains continued for weeks after the victory of the imperial armies. The name of the corridor "Ördögárok" (devil's ditch) refers to a legend from Nagyharsány, according to which the devil himself has pulled the ditch between the mountains as a furrow. The Kopár corridor lies furthest to the west in Villány. It is completely protected from the north, a growing area with an extremely favorable climate. The soil is getting thinner and thinner from the bottom of the mountain. The traditional wines are Kadarka, Portugieser (kékoportó) and Blaufränkisch (kékfrankos). After the phylloxera disaster, French grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) were also cultivated.