Not much nouveau wines are made in Hungary, and from those the majority are actually white or rose. Take a look at the red ones, and you will find even less made with carbonic maceration, probably only 3-5 does exist. The most well known and widely distributed is Vylyan Bogyoló, which rules the category and really good in every vintage. The 2021 is no exception.
A zweigelt-kékfrankos blend, displaying the carbonic character quite well. If you like Beaujolais Nouveau (I do, at least there are lots of pretty examples) then you will like this, too. So bright and vibrant, light in body but big on flavour, the intensity is just amazing. There is that trademark bubble gum edge to the red and blue fruits, but it’s rather savoury in style. Loaded with fruits, pure and dangerously well drinkable, finishing with proper tannic grip. Big thumbs up, I could drink lots of and still wanting more.
Wine name: Vylyan Bogyólé 2021, Villány, Hungary
Rating: good to very good, 86 points.
Price: around 2000 HUF (€ 5).
: Cellar door, Veritas
and many more.
Value: great. Lots of enjoyment for little money.
Tasted: November, 2021.
Drinking window: drink now.
Source: own purchase.