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FIGULA Balatonfüredi Olaszrizling “Sáfránkert” 2018

A medium-bodied dry white, this vineyard selection Welschriesling is a dynamic wine of real character. Intense fruity aromas of peach, apple, pear and herbs appear on the nose, and then return on the palate together with hints of citrus and a slightly salty character, ending in a final flourish of sweet spices and almonds. Refreshing acidity, firm structure, intense fruit - what more could you ask for?

Food Pairing

Try with fish, seafood and pasta, or be adventurous and pair with spicy Asian dishes. Also a great match with washed-rind cheese such as Appenzeller, Linburger or Taleggio.

Serving temperature: 11°C

Grape variety: Olaszrizling (Welschriesling)

Soil type: Red sandstone

Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank

Ageing: 6 months in 1,000 l "ászok" barrel 

Alcohol content: 14.5%                   

Bottle size: 0.75l 

Special feature: Vegan

Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - Commended

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.”

Crispy Salami Pasta

If you find yourself short on time and lacking fancy ingredients, then with a just a couple of kitchen staples and some trusty Pick salami, you can create a divine pasta dish with ease.

Stir-Fry with Chili Oil

This simple recipe makes for a quick wholesome dinner, ideal for coeliacs and lovers of oriental flavours. Just make sure that you keep an eye out for fridge raiders if you decide to take the leftovers into the office the next day.