Péter Benedek is a third generation winemaker crafting small-batch, traditional wines in the highland wine region of Mátra in Hungary. Mátra is a continental climate region, with brown forest clay soils mixed with volcanic basalt, rhyolite and bentonite. The bright-red Pinot Noir is spicy and fruity, with flavors of ripe cranberries, red strawberries, and sour cherries. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. Fermented and aged for 7 months in stainless steel (50%) and barrel (50%). Organic farming, low sulfites added.
About the winemaker
The Benedek family winery lies in the heart of the Mátra Mountains. It is a small estate in harmony with nature, and the wines reflect the Benedeks' love and care for the grapes. The cellar used today was built by Péter's grandparents. They originally harvested only 1.5 hectares; today, the estate is 17 hectares and growing. Péter is the winemaker, while his brother Balázs helps out in the cellar and his parents help tend the vineyards.