Color/Style: Sparkling Rose
Attila Pálffy is a seventh-generation winemaker from Köveskál in western Hungary. P.A.N.K. (Pálffy Attila Natural Köveskál) is the natural wine project managed by Attila and his fiancée Orsolya. P.A.N.K. is an acronym of Attila’s name and village (the noble village of Köveskál), and an homage to Attila’s love of punk music and culture. The unfiltered and unfined P.A.N.K. Pét-Nats and Anfora wines caused a stir in Hungary when they were first released, and these wines - in perfect punk fashion - still run into problems with the authorities for their unconventional bent. They were the first Pét-Nats to be approved for sale by the Hungarian government in 2018.
The P.A.N.K. wines come from their own certified organic vineyards in and around Köveskál. They have been organic since 2005, and in 2013 they started biodynamic winemaking on half of the estate. Attila works with very minimal intervention techniques in the cellar, such as spontaneous fermentation, zero sulfur, and no fining and filtering.
This is Pálffy’s special release rosé Pét-Nat for 2021, the Baró! Named after Attila’s friend’s greyhound (pictured on the label), the Baró Rosé is 100% Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch). It was grown on the Pellengér vineyard, with mostly basalt volcanic soils with some limestone. Flavors of red berries and spice, with a nice lingering acidity on the finish.