Jackfall Cabernet Franc 2012, Hungary
Bright and expressive, winemaker András Kőszeli takes Cabernet Franc - the speciality grape of Villany in southern Hungary - and showcases the unique climate and terroir of his vines. The result is a robust, rustic take on Cab Franc with aromas of smoked meat, black plum and bramble, leading into a palate that's full of crunchy cherry fruit, hints of black pepper spice and elegant minerality.
Pairs beautifully with: Portabello mushrooms, green olives, grilled steak or lamb chops. Also a great partner with authentic goulash.
Cheese pairing: Palhais Portuguese goat's cheese because it's got a sweet, salty twang.