Hetényi pince - Motoros róka (motor riding fox) siller
There is much of a debate on the internet about the origin of 'siller' wine. Some say it is of Serbian origin, but anyone who has ever tasted the typical light red wines of Baden and Württemberg will certainly recognise the identical style. 'Schiller' means glittering in German then why would anyone try to deny German origin of this winemaking technique which stands in soaking the skins of red grapes for lesser time than rosé and just enough time to extract higher aroma levels and a littlebit of red wine character? The result is stronger fruit aromas extracted without higher tannins and an overall lighter body yet still recognisably red wine. An enjoyable, rounded light red wine for beginners maybe - as it should be.
The same is the origin of 'Fuchsli' tradition in Szekszárd wine region. Fuchs is fox in German, this is an allusion to the wine's colour. Although I think real fuchsli is much nicer red than a fox's fur. Clearly, Szekszárd received lots of Schwabian settlers in the beginning of the 18th century.
So here comes our motor riding fox. A very nice light ruby red, indeed, glittering and brilliant, as the siller's color should be. Medium intense nose with sour cherries ('üvegmeggy') and Cornelian cherry (dogwood - 'húsos som'). Good acidity in the mouth without being too sour, yet carrying nicely the fruit character. Zero tannic feel, the wine is flowing roundly and smoothly. Simple but refreshing taste which will be best drunk on its own or together with lightly sweet biscuits or shortbreads. Drink young, not to be kept for long.