Premium Irsai Oliver Grape Palinka:
Irsai Oliver is a recent Hungarian cross-breed (between Hungarian grapes of “Pozsonyi White”and “Pearl of Csaba”). The grape has rare leafage, big, loose clusters and it is not sensitive against illnesses. It ripens in August. Irsai is mostly planted in Hungary, but it has some plantings also in Moldova, Slovakia and Russia. This wine is very popular in Central Europe, it is easy going, beloved, a true chilled lady´s summer-wine. It goes well with Hungarian dishes such chicken stew with cream and paprika, so called “Chicken Paprikas”. Palinka ( Hungarian fruit spirit) has been turning into a reborn Hungarikum ( a typical Hungarian treasure in the Carpathian Basin) since 1990. We recommend our distillates which have been part of this transformation, for moderate consumption. These spirit are distilled from home grown and wild fruits. Palinka is appertizing and stomachic. it is a welcome drink at family gatherings or parties.
In 2018 Our Premium Irsai Oliver Grape Palinka won a 3-star accolade on the Great Taste Competition.
-“Great aromas of raisins and prunes with floral and earthy hints, then a very soft mouthfeel,smoothness and dryness leads onto raisin,great control considering the ABV, and leads to a lovely fruity finish.”
-“Very aromatic,Muscat,lychee and Turkish delight on the nose. The palate is similar to the nose.All the same qualities without the sweetness. The alcohol is a little too prominent to be at the highes level,but this is a very well-made drink.Rose lingers very well on the finish.”
-“Rich prune and plum on the nose,with some complexity. Layered,with fruit and rose petal characteristics. Soft and creamy on the palate and upfront,but there is an astringency towards the end,which is not particularly pleasant.The longer flavours,we felt,do not live up the promise of the nose.”
-“A truly wonderful aroma here and breath of flavour on the palate more than expands on this.Soft yet firm,floral yet grapey-carries its abv brilliantly.Restores your faith in grappa with its extraordinary length.Quite perfect and hugely enjoyable.
Premium Irsai Oliver Grape Palinka we recommend for pasta,fish and no too sweet cakes. Or you can drink with cocktails.
Irsai Oliver Pisco Cocktail:
60 ml Premium Irsai Oliver Palinka
30 ml fresh lime juice
20 ml sugar syrup
1 Egg white
Dash of Bitters (Angostura)
Add the Irsai Oliver Grape Palinka, lime juice, sugar syrup and egg white to cocktail shaker. Dry shake to emulsify egg white. Add some ice cubes and vigorously shake for 15 seconds. Double strain and garnish cocktail with dashes of Angostura bitters.