Villányi Borvidék, Akasztófa-dűlő

Tamás Riczu Winery



The perfect wine depends on four components:
  • 1. wine cultivation
  • 2. rain
  • 3. sunshine
  • 4. winemaker
Riczu Tamás Borcímke


Label design of KIKERICS

Symbol of the Villány Wine Region:

Colchicum hungaricum is the symbol of protection of origin, emblematizing the protection and authenticity of Villány wines. Since 2006, the trade mark depicting colchicum hungaricum represents wines that are made with busy hands under supervised circumstances in one of the world's most interesting wine regions.

Colchicum hungaricum is a protected flower of the Hungarian flora and fauna, similarly to the origin and character of the Villány wines that are a national treasure of Hungarian winemaking.

The use of this symbol is restricted to wines, complying with the very strict qualification criteria in the wine region that are also ensured and confirmed by a wine judging committee, based on their anonymous approval by sensory organs. Winemakers are only allowed to use the denomination of PDO Villány (protected designation of origin) if their wines are approved to meet these very strict requirements.

The origin and symbol of our Kikerics wine:

Riczu Tamás Kikerics Borcímke


From year to year, our winery pays tribute with this light red wine to our wonderful wine region and manifests our strong commitment to quality winemaking.

The Villány Wine Region is the first Hungarian wine region where wines are subject to a qualification procedure regarding origin protection prior to be put on the market.



The following criteria are to be met for the three categories

CLASSICUS:
  • The grape is to be grown exclusively in the Villány Wine Region and the wine must be also processed and bottled in the same area.
  • Harvest volume: 130 cwt/1 ha
  • New wine: 90 hl/1 ha
  • Marketing is subject to anonymous sensory organ rating by Committee for Origin Protection and license issued by NÉBIH (National Office for Food Chain Safety).
PREMIUM:
  • The grape is to be grown exclusively in the Villány Wine Region and the wine must be also processed and bottled in the same area.
  • Harvest volume: 85 cwt/ 1 ha (crop control)
  • New wine: 60 hl/ 1 ha
  • Compulsory ageing period: 1 year in barrel
  • 100 % Cabernet Franc for Cabernet Franc wines, no blending allowed
  • Marketing is subject to anonymous sensory organ rating by Committee for Origin Protection and license issued by NÉBIH (National Office for Food Chain Safety).
SUPER PREMIUM
  • Category for Cabernet Franc wines only
  • The grape is to be grown exclusively in the Villány Wine Region and the wine must be also processed and bottled in the same area.
  • 100 % Cabernet Franc grapes
  • Harvest volume: 50 cwt/ 1 ha (crop control)
  • New wine: 35 hl/ 1 ha
  • Compulsory ageing period: Total of 2 years - 1 year in barrel
  • Marketing is subject to anonymous sensory organ rating by Committee for Origin Protection and license issued by NÉHIB (National Office for Food Chain Safety).


Villányi Borvidék

Magyarország egyik legfejlettebb, legismertebb bortermő borvidéke. Hazánk legmelegebb, legnaposabb Dél-Dunántúli borrégiója. 2 600 hektár szőlő, éghajlata szubmediterrán, mely kiváló körülményeket teremt a szőlő érleléséhez. Ez az éghajlat az egyik fontos tényezője a borvidék sikerének.