£18.70

Made with the méthode traditionelle of Champagne, this fine sparkling wine from the Alföld region of Hungary is a blend of three grapes: Generosa, Ezerjó, and Riesling, none of which is a traditional Champagne grape variety but whose blend creates a balanced and original bubbly. 

Straw colour, persistent fine mousse. Restrained, elegant nose with a hint of quince and lees notes. Lively acidity creates a firm sense of structure on the fully dry palate. Not so fruit-driven, this wine is more about mouthfeel and refreshing acidity. A delicate, clean and bright drink with a touch of lemon and green apple. 

Food pairing recommendation: Try as an aperitif, or serve with light Asian noodle dishes or a herb risotto. 

Serving temperature: 9-10 °C

Winery: Frittmann Winery, Kunság

The multi-generational Frittmann winery is run by brothers János and István, who carry on the family winemaking tradition in the Great Plain in southern Hungary. They have achieved the two most prestigious national wine recognitions, becoming Winemaker of the Year in 2007 and Winery of the Year in 2015. Focusing their production on the highest-quality indigenous grape varieties of the area, they also offer wines made from international varieties. 

Grape varieties: Generosa, Ezerjó, Riesling 

Soil type: loess and sand

Fermentation: méthode traditionelle

Alcohol content: 12%              

Bottle size: 0.75l

Special feature: vegan

Awards: Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - silver medal