A lighter-bodied dry white wine, this is a really crisp and elegant vintage. You are drawn in by an intense aroma of honey, honeysuckle and herbal notes with a touch of pear. Rich mouthfeel with a palate of luscious tropical fruits, tree nuts and roasted seeds. An excellent example from the Hárslevelű grape, showcasing the approachable and lovable side of this native variety, with the added minerality from the volcanic terroir making this an irresistibly rounded vintage,
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with chicken salad and grilled fish, as well as a light creamy pasta. If you are preparing a cheese board then pair it with washed-rind cheese like Appenzeller, Linburger or Taleggio.
Serving temperature: 11-12°C
Winery: Kolonics Winery, Somló - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)
The family-owned Kolonics winery is situated in the Somló wine region. It is the smallest wine region in Hungary, and due to the special volcanic soil, it produces white wines with real character, which really showcase the terroir. The winery uses a traditional approach, restricting the yields to ensure that they only work with the finest grapes, which are then fermented and aged in traditional oak barrels, allowing for a complete harmony of flavours and aromas to develop.
Grape Variety: Hárslevelű (Lime Leaf)
Soil Type: Volcanic
Fermentation: In oak barrel
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrel
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - Bronze Medal