Szetember 7 2017 <br> Hegyi-Kaló
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$32.95

Hegyi-Kaló

Szetember 7 2017
Hegyi-Kaló

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Szomolya, Hungary

Type: Red
Vintage: 2017
Sulfites: Minimal
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Blaufränkisch, Turan
Production: Organic
Style: Hype Juice

A bold red with a refined nose of fresh flowers and orange peel, dark fruits, and a hint of smokiness. Perfect for a hefty meal!

Pairing Suggestions: Lamb, Soft Cheese, Heavy Pasta

Szomolya is not a place one can say they find themselves often. Or ever for that matter. But if you do happen to find yourself in this beautiful land outside of Eger take pleasure in the fact that you have stumbled upon one of the great hidden gems of the wine world. Here you will find Hegyi-Kaló. Don’t look for a showpiece winery, or even a sign: you won’t find one, this is a home. The Kaló family makes its one of a kind wines in their modest cellar hand carved out of the hillside behind their house. Until 1987, Imre Kaló was employed as a forester by the Soviet government, charged with keeping the land and wildlife in balance. He has since become a legend of Hungarian winemaking. His methods are atypical, cultivating his vines to yield tiny amounts of fruit and utilising up to 100 days of skin maceration for both reds and whites. Imre is now ceding control of the winery to his daughter Julia and her husband Adam, formerly Imre’s assistant winemaker and right-hand man. Many of the wines released are labelled ‘Örökségül’ or ‘heritage’, but the young couple are now forging a winemaking identity all their own. Hegyi-Kaló produces authentic traditional wines from local varieties, like Leányka, Olaszrizling, Medina, Kékfrankos and Turán. The family estate cultivates the vineyards by historical Hungarian methods, fermenting without selected yeasts, aging the wines in barrels for years without any additives or industrial technology. Before bottling they never use filtration or fining methods and many of the wines are the contents of a single barrel.

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

On average it takes about 3 days to receive your wine. For larger metropolitan areas it will likely be less and for more rural it could be a day or two more. You'll get tracking information in your confirmation email!

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

We charge $9.95 to ship any retail under $125. All wine club orders and retail orders over $125 ship free!

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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Producer Profile

Szomolya is not a place one can say they find themselves often. Or ever for that matter. But if you do happen to find yourself in this beautiful land outside of Eger take pleasure in the fact that you have stumbled upon one of the great hidden gems of the wine world. Here you will find Hegyi-Kaló. Don’t look for a showpiece winery, or even a sign: you won’t find one, this is a home. The Kaló family makes its one of a kind wines in their modest cellar hand carved out of the hillside behind their house. Until 1987, Imre Kaló was employed as a forester by the Soviet government, charged with keeping the land and wildlife in balance. He has since become a legend of Hungarian winemaking. His methods are atypical, cultivating his vines to yield tiny amounts of fruit and utilising up to 100 days of skin maceration for both reds and whites. Imre is now ceding control of the winery to his daughter Julia and her husband Adam, formerly Imre’s assistant winemaker and right-hand man. Many of the wines released are labelled ‘Örökségül’ or ‘heritage’, but the young couple are now forging a winemaking identity all their own. Hegyi-Kaló produces authentic traditional wines from local varieties, like Leányka, Olaszrizling, Medina, Kékfrankos and Turán. The family estate cultivates the vineyards by historical Hungarian methods, fermenting without selected yeasts, aging the wines in barrels for years without any additives or industrial technology. Before bottling they never use filtration or fining methods and many of the wines are the contents of a single barrel.

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

On average it takes about 3 days to receive your wine. For larger metropolitan areas it will likely be less and for more rural it could be a day or two more. You'll get tracking information in your confirmation email!

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

We charge $9.95 to ship any retail under $125. All wine club orders and retail orders over $125 ship free!

1% for the Planet

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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