Olaszrizling, also known as Welschriesling, is one of Hungary’s most popular grape varieties. The characteristics of welschriesling are dependent on its terroir, with the resulting wines closely reflecting the minerality of the soil, so that you can almost 'taste the rocks'.
Winery: Figula Winery, Balatonfüred (Balaton Wine Region)
Grape Variety: Olaszrizling (Welschriesling)
Soil Type: Chalk, limestone and volcanic
Fermentation: Tank fermentation
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
This estate selection Olaszrizling is a medium bodied dry white wine, made by combining grapes from a variety of terroirs to reach a harmonic, perfectly rounded end-result. Complex aromas of white flowers, lime, lemon peel, peach and green apple on the nose, with a delicately balanced fruity palate. A light and inviting wine, the perfect choice for relaxing after a long day.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with poultry and fish dishes, as well as a creamy pasta. Pair it with goat cheese like St. Helen's or Picodon to bring out the best from both.
Serving temperature: 11°C
About the Producer
The family-run Figula Winery was established in 1993, with the vineyard on the south-eastern slopes overlooking the scenic Lake Balaton. On an estate of 30 hectares, winemaker Mihály Figula is cultivating indigenous grapes which are uniquely suited to the micro-climate, as well as universally popular varieties, to showcase the versatility of the region. His rigorous approach resulted in success at both the national and international stage, while Mihály was also awarded the prestigious “Winemaker of the Year” title in 2019.
“When crafting each bottle of wine, emphasising the unique characteristics of the region is at the forefront of our mind. Our aim is to create a distinct style, which combined with the opportunities afforded by the special terroir, allows us to make wines of outstanding quality.”