Kadarka rarely gets cheaper than the Schieber Trilógia 2018 from Szekszárd. That means 5-6 Euros on shelves. I wonder if it makes enough profit for them, considering that Kadarka is tricky to grow – the tiniest bit of rain around harvest time results in serious rot and loss of crop. One of its best producers, Heimann told me once that they do rigorous grape sorting to ensure quality, discarding half the crop on average.
Schieber Trilógia 2018 is good example of Kadarka. It’s light and simple, but so are many that cost twice as much. It’s even lighter than cheap Beaujolais. A distinctly cool climate wine with a pleasant green note (think aloe vera), red currants and some iron. Fragile, low in alcohol, even lower in tannin, and that makes it so drinkable. A good quaffer with a distinct profile, and it goes well with a variety of Hungarian dishes, as well as with fish.
Rating: correct to good, 83 points.
Price: 5-6 €
Tasted: January, 2020.
Source: I bought the bottle.