Kadarka1880 2017 is natural red from the oldest known Kadarka vineyard in the world. Located in Serbia on the border with Hungary, the vines were planted in the year 1880. Kadarka is a native Balkan grape that shares its Slav name with a lake between Montenegro and Albania. Besides in Serbia Kadarka is widely grown in Hungary as well as in Romania and Bulgaria and is believed to be indigenous to the Balkans. This wine is vibrant and musky, with berries, plums, rhubarb, spice, a hint of aged balsamic and underbrush.
Maurer attempts to preserve naturalness and purity, while at the same time giving the countryside, both in the highlands and on the sandy plains, back its traditional grape varieties such as Kadarka or Furmint, which unfortunately disappeared from these areas during the last century. Winemaker Maurer feels strongly about nature, he says:
“I am proud of our vineyards, which are oases and shelters for those living cultures, in which not just insects and birds, but also flora are included. While winemakers all over the world want to banish all other forms of life, other than vines, from their land, I would like to reset the original balance of nature.”