The Etyek region shares many similarities with Champagne's climate and soil characteristics. Realising the tremendous potential in their vineyards, the region's winemakers embarked on an exciting journey in 2017, as they decided to use grapes varieties best suited to making sparkling wine to establish their very own style. Years of hard work and refinement will culminate in creating a new PDO of Etyek Sparkling from 2023 onward, providing a powerful new challenger to the established names.
Traditional method sparkling wine made with an equal proportion of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Refreshing nose of apples and pears, with a crisp pallet bringing the minerality of the chalk terroir alive. Delicate notes of biscuits, croissant, brioche and an indulgent butteriness from the 24 months of bottle ageing are clearly discernible. Creamy sparkles and long-lasting bubbles characterise this elegant drink.
In addition to light appetisers, it is highly recommended with fish and seafood dishes, while it can also be an excellent choice with desserts.
The Hernyák family moved to Etyek in 1993, and they were soon engrossed by the regions viticultural heritage. Initially helping their neighbours at harvest time, they fell in love with the rich tradition of wine-making. The initial ‘artisan’ approach is now complemented by the latest technologies, while still aiming to retain a natural, family flair to it. Their goal is to establish a sustainable winery, where WIFI and ladybugs co-exist, where work is carried out by modern machinery next to good old elbow grease. It was the natural next step for the family to change over to organic methods of cultivation, respecting both the flora and fauna of their seven-hectare estate. By working in harmony with nature and not against it, Hernyák wines are made from the finest hand-picked grapes, bringing you an honest and authentic taste of this unique region.