Kadarka

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Common synonyms: Kadarka Blau, Cadarka, Gamza, Neusiedlersee and many variants

Parentage of the grape: most likely indigenous to Hungary, but might also be related to Skadarsko which grows in Lake Scutari on the border between Albania and Montenegro. 
 
History of the grape: Kadarka is a dark-skinned, red grape that is best known as the main varietal in that Hungarian favorite Bull’s Blood (Bikaver), produced in the Eger region. While this was once a very popular grape and style of wine, production has waned in favor of other international tastes. It’s also because the grape is notoriously difficult to grow and subject to grey rot. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: thick-skinned, tannic, dark, slightly bitter, full-bodied
 
Regions where the grape is currently important: Eger, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria
 
Type or types of wines the grape produces: dry red wine
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Jon - Kékfrankos is the name for BF in Hungarian! "Kék" ... ... it's usually Kadarka-based. I always wondered why the Hungarians didn't really focus on Kékfrankos and I've heard a lot of reasons, one being that the name itself indicates that it's French rather than Hungarian. That's kind of BS because those "French" grapes were really brought ... Read More

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  • Thummerer, that's it!How are they doing, seems like they are still on the ... have to try and find some Kadarka for thanksgiving...my dad is Serbian so I am half. My wife and mother-in- law are pretty much 100% Hungarian. Would make a perfect wine for the occasion it seems, thanks for the background.So with the above in mind, I can always get ... Read More

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  • Jon - you sure it wasn't Thummerer? I know them. Don't know the other.I ... we all know and love today.Kadarka, another "indigenous" grape, was brought in by the Serbs when they were fleeing from the Turks. And there's also Kékoporto, or Blue Portuguese or the German version, Blauer Portugieser. My suspicion is that most people here never heard... Read More

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  • You are of course correct. Somehow a sentence got left out or I deleted it. My ... While the south is known for Kadarka, both that and Kékfrankos seem to do well in Eger as well, where they can be more lean and spicy. I'd focus on those grapes, or at least Syrah, but of course, people always want to make Cab Franc and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvi... Read More

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  • Hi, I've found this Hungarian Pinot Noir wine on an online pharmacy here:http://www.my-lifespan.com/redwinehighinresveratrol.htmlThey claim it to be therapeutic for health, saying it's a special brand wich may lower chloesterol, and help keep a good cardiovascular function, as it's a unique version. I've actually bought  and tasted it, and I mus... Read More

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  • Marika Nemes Kadarka 2009

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    Great semi sweet red wine Read More

    Wine review by jgreen523


  • Tesoaria Red Blend Southern Oregon Bull's Blood 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by smithdaj54


  • Eszterbauer "Nagyapam" Kadarka 2009

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    If you're a fan of Gamay and Pineau d'Aunis, Kadarka will definitely be your thing! This fantastic wine made from an indigenous Hungarian grape shows gorgeous freshness and purity in the mouth. The palate here is light but intensely flavored with bright notes of red berries, hibiscus tea, and minerals.Click on this link to watch my video review ... Read More

    Wine review by Etty Lewensztain


  • Eszterbauer "Nagyapam" Kadarka 2009

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    Aromatic with bright acids, this zippy wine has notes of wild cherry and black pepper. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Le Sommelier Kadarka Malatinszky 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hubby and i went to Bulgaria approx 7 yrs.ago.Although not great wine drinkers are not usually red either,but one evening husband fancied to try the red wine going around various tables.he like it and when i tasted it,i loved it.Not that rich or spicy,but was told it wasn't very sweet as i asked hubby to make sure it was more of a medium sweet.I...

    Comment by 423528ambernotes 423528 ambernotes


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