Hungarian nouveau: Vylyan Bogyólé 2023

Vylyan Bogyolé is ususally the first wine I taste from the current year, it pops up earlier than even Beaujolais Nouveau. For the first time (AFAIK) it’s a pure zweigelt.

Crunchy berry fruits lifted by an attractive bubble gum note, this is what you expect from a carbonic maceration red. So lively and fresh on the nose. Light and a bit simple on the palate, though, the acidity is on the high side, which makes it a bit lean. Go for it if you love acidity in reds – for me a one glass only type of wine, lacking some roundness and hence drinkability. 84 points, 2300-2500 HUF, widely available in Hungary.

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