Wine of the month: Dibonis Di1697 Cuvée
In 2005, vines were planted in the sand steppe of Subotica-Horgos that were not at all commonplace. László Bóni, the founder of the DiBonis winery, mainly planted red wine varieties such as shiraz, cabernet franc, merlot and pinot noir, but sauvignon blanc and muscat ottonel can also be found here. The light varieties are made in the traditional way, using a barrel process. The winemaker places great emphasis on the proper relaxation and maturation of the wines in American and Hungarian oak barrels. Wineries are left to mature in the winery for a minimum of two years, but it has happened more than once that, as the winemaker considered, they were not marketed for up to four years. Since its inception, DiBonis Winery has received numerous international professional recognitions.
Our choice is the DiBonis winery Dibonis Di1697 Cuvée fell, which has quite an amazing story. László Bóni, the owner of the winery, readily told the story of the wine he made.
We started the conversation with a little historical retrospect. We turned back until September 1697, 11, the battle of Zenta, which was one of the most significant and bloody battles in the recapture of Hungarian territories during the Turkish occupation. In doing so, the Allied Christian army, led by Prince Eugene of Savoy, won the Turkish armies, II. In the army of Sultan Mustafa.
In connection with the battle, in the 1950s, the city of Zenta issued a competition to paint a copy of the painting The Battle of Zenta, made by Franz Xaver Eisenhut. In addition to five notable artists, the young painting apprentice Sava Stojkov was out of competition for her own work. His painting was won by the professional jury that carried out the evaluation, which, however, unfortunately and mysteriously disappeared that evening. Twenty-five years later, the retired porter of Sombor's county hall told Stojkov who stole the picture and where to find it. It turned out that the perpetrator was the wife of a famous politician at the time. Stojkov was not slow to find his work, he was successful, he got it back.
Four years ago, László Bóni was approached by the Zenta Tourist Association to produce a special cuvée. The winemaker naturally said yes, and then created his special wine. However, the appearance of the wine label was questionable. László Bóni invented that he wanted to see the painting in question on the label, for which he received permission from Stojkov's son. However, due to the historical reference, they could not legally have used it. It was then that László Bóni figured out that 1697 would not be the year, but the price of the wine. As a brilliant twist, the cuvée was presented in Zomborká within the framework of the meeting of history, art and wine event. In terms of composition, 60 percent is shiraz, 20 percent is cabernet sauvignon, and 10 percent each is merlot and cabernet franc.
The extremely beautiful cuvée is characterized by a dark violet color. A wine with a very rich texture, which is soft and intense in taste and aroma. Its aroma is made more enjoyable by harmonious tannins and refined acids. It is dominated by forest fruits with red berries, which are complemented by peppery spiciness. It can be an excellent pairing with red meat dishes, but it also stands out as an excellent accompaniment to Hungarian and spicy dishes.
Follow our Facebook page where you can meet daily information!