An award winner vineyard selection dry white wine cuvée, expertly crafted from the two grape varieties most suited to the Balaton Wine Region, olaszrizling and pinot grigio. An intense nose of white flowers, yellow apple, citrus fruits and spices. You will be drawn in by the mouth-watering combination of ripe pear, lime and white pepper, ending in a sumptuous long finish. The character of the riesling grapes shine through, accompanied by a dynamic acidity and a perfectly round medium to full body, leaving little doubt as to this wine's award winning credentials. A complex and rewarding choice for wine lovers and connoisseurs.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with poultry, fish dishes and seafood, like garlic shrimps in a creamy tomato sauce. Pair it with washed rind cheese like Epoisses, Livarot or Reblochon to bring out the best from both, and serve some fresh apricots on the side for a memorable experience.
Serving temperature: 11°C
Winery: Figula Winery, Balatonfüred - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
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.”
Grape Variety: 70% Olaszrizling (Welschriesling) and 30% Pinot Grigio
Soil Type: Limestone and clay
Fermentation: Spontaneous in steel tank
Ageing: 7 months
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
International Wine Challenge 2019 - Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - Bronze Medal