szetember 7 hegyi kalo szomolya hungary natural red wine
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Hegyi-Kaló

Szetember 7 2017
Hegyi-Kaló

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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, Hungary

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


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, AL, AR, RI, and DE.

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are typically shipped within 1-3 business days after your order. However, our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine if you order over Black Friday weekend.

Transit times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

All orders are shipped via UPS.

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?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

Our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine!

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, AL, AR, RI, and DE.

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are typically shipped within 1-3 business days after your order. However, our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine if you order over Black Friday weekend.

Transit times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

All orders are shipped via UPS.

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?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Notice

Our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine!