Winery: Figula Winery Estate Location: Balatonfüred (Balaton Wine Region)
Vineyard: Estate Soil Type: Chalk, limestone and volcanic
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Fermentation: Tank fermentation
Alcohol Content: 14% Acidity: 5.7g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l
Full-bodied dry white wine, this is a Chardonnay with character as the minerality of the terroir shines through every drop. You can detect notes of golden apples and citrus fruits on the nose, before being treated to a rich palate of white fruit, apple and peach. The acids and the considerable body make this a well-structured wine, perfect for entertaining.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with smoked pork, poultry, sea bass and pesto, as well as washed-rind cheese including Appenzeller, Epoisses and Linburger.
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.”