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.

Winery: Dobosi Winery, Balaton Wine Region, - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

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

Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied dry white wine with a clear yellow-green hue. It has a delicate aroma of ripe fruits and white flowers and slowly developing chalky notes indicative of the terroir. It has a 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.

Food Pairing Recommendation

It goes very well with poultry dishes made with paprika, sea bass and fish tacos, as well as washed-rind cheese including Appenzeller, Epoisses and Linburger.

Serving temperature: 11°C

About the Winemaker

The Dobosi family started to cultivate grape vines in 1721 and with the tradition of wine making 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, using all-natural methods which are in perfect harmony with nature. By cultivating native grape varieties which are uniquely suited to the special soil and microclimate, they have captured the essence of the sunny Balaton Uplands in every bottle.