Medium-bodied dry white wine with a clear yellow-green hue. Delicate aroma of ripe fruits and white flowers and slowly developing chalky notes indicative of the terroir. Dynamic structure with a complex, multi-layered flavour and round acidity. Citrus, honey and figs on the palate, with a rich minerality, creamy texture and good length from the judicious use of barrel ageing.
Kéknyelű, also known as 'Blue Stalk', is a native Hungarian grape unique to the Balaton wine region. Its name comes from its stems' distinctive blue colour, and these delicate grapes are only grown on around 50 hectares, making it a an extremely rare but highly treasured variety.
Serving temperature: 11°C
Grape variety: Kéknyelű (Blue Stalk)
Soil type: Red limestone and clay
Fermentation: Tank fermentation
Ageing: 50% tank - 50% oak barrel
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
Specialty: Organic, vegan
Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - 84 points - Commended
Dobosi Winery, Balaton Wine Region - Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
The Dobosi family started to cultivate grape vines in 1721, and with the tradition of winemaking passed from father to son, you can taste the 300 years of expertise. The family works 26.5 hectares in the picturesque Nivegy Valley just north of Lake Balaton, and selectively hand-harvests the ripe fruit. All of their grapes are grown organically, and natural methods are used in the vinification process. Made mostly from native grape varieties that are uniquely suited to the local soil and microclimate, each bottle of Dobosi wine captures the essence of the sunny Balaton Uplands.
Chicken Paprikash, called Paprikás Csirke in Hungarian, is a popular weekend staple and a classic of the Hungarian culinary arts. As suggested by its name, smoky and aromatic paprika is at the heart of the dish, which combines simple ingredients into comfort food paradise.
Kenny Tutt, the 2018 Masterchef Champion, created this recipe for a delicious hors d'ouvre featuring a cornucopia of flavours and mouth-watering aromas. Recreate his dish to celebrate a special occasion, or serve it as an indulgent appetiser to your dinner party guests, it will go down an absolute treat!