One of a kind: Petrény Zinfandel 2018

Quite possibly the first Hungarian zinfandel (a.k.a. primitivo) ever on shelves. An interesting wine, not the blockbuster you would expect.

Zinfandel from a cool climate. Hitting at only 12,5% ABV this isn’t a ripe wine. A bit green showing aloe vera notes, that’s actually common for the wine region, and it’s an Eger red wine first and foremost. I don’t even mind the green edge. Oaky but not overdone, rather just spicy, not a hint of sweetness here. Pinot-like, light extraction, bright, nice acidity and somewhat coarse tannins on the finish, quite a contrast to it’s overall lightness. Not a complex wine, but there is Old World charm, restraint to it, and has tons of personality. Rating: very good, 88 points. I like it, but it’s overpriced at 7950 HUF (equals to 20 Euros) at the winery webshop).