Mondivin 2007

The grapes for this wine come from our oldest vineyard. the stems are 62 years old in 2014. 

Soil composition

Top layer consists of non active Löss with an under layer of of calcium rich sandstone.

Vinification

Manually harvested grapes are sorted twice, and then very gently crushed and de-stemmed above the stainless steel fermentation tanks consisting of two floors. We work as much as possible with pressure by gravity. Maceration (soaking) process with “pigeage” (breaking and dipping the grape-cake) for three weeks. Matured for 18 months in oak casks of 2,000 liters.

Grape variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Color

Somber and powerful ruby hue with black and mahogany.

Tenability

2013 – 2025

Alcohol percentage

15%

 

Nose

Optimally ripe Cabernet Franc expression with a discreet presence of wood. Cedar, laurel, figs, prunes, bay leaf, tonka bean, cherry brandy, leather and truffle. Very classic and noble.

Taste

Fused, velvety texture at first contact. Powerfully structured and generously filled to opulent matter with powerful, high-quality and delicious flavorful tannins. In this warm year still a certain freshness to temper the alcohol. Wide-ranging finals with much relief and a huge length. Wine with great character development and aging potential.

Culinary

Powerful and sophisticated dining wine and absolutely ideal in combination with game:  dear, wild boar but also roasted lamb, suckling pig from the oven.

Domaine Mondivin, is a small wineproducer in Hungary.
It produces mainly Cabernet Franc and a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

An adventure started in 1992 in the historic town of Hungarian red wine: Villány, 30 km. east of Pécs and 175 km south of Lake Balaton. The first vintage was 1993, still 100% alive.

This area is well known for its sublime red wines. It has the most potential and the wines are sought after and expensive. The best winemakers of the area have built a solid reputation worldwide within the last 20 years: Joseph Bock, Atila Gere, Malatinzsky, Zoltán Polgár and Ede and Zsolt Tiffán.

From the moment the government allowed free entrepreneurship, the talents of the winemakers became evident and the reputation of the area soared.

In collaboration with father (Ede) and son (Zsolt) Tiffán, almost certainly the most famous name when it comes to quality red wines in Hungary, Jan van Lissum and Erik Sauter started a small winemaking enterprise with the name Domaine Mondivin.

In 1992 we discovered that the Cabernet Franc grape was able to mature to great expression in the south of Hungary. When the opportunity to acquire a few acres with then 32 year old vines presented itself, there was no hesitation.