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KREINBACHER Old Vines Selection 2018

Kreinbacher Estate's Öreg Tőkék Bora (Old Vines Selection) is created from the finest bunches, which are carefully hand-picked exclusively from old plantings of Welschriesling (Olaszrizling), Furmint and Hárslevelű. With roots reaching deep down into the unique volcanic soil of the Somló Hill, grapes from these vines have an intense, concentrated minerality that showcases the best of this special terroir.

A cool mineral character with hints of apricot and peach on the nose as well as a touch of salt. The deep and intense palate combines citrus fruits with some sweet spice from oak ageing and pronounced mineral, salty aromas and complex acidity. With so much strength and minerality concentrated from the volcanic soil, this is a powerful vintage rounded out in a creamy finish with fresh mint notes.

Food pairing

Great as an aperitif, this wine also goes well with a chicken salad or grilled fish, as well as light pasta dishes. If you are preparing a cheese board then pair it with washed-rind cheese such as Appenzeller, Limburger or Taleggio. 

Serving temperature: 12-14°C

Grape varieties: 62% Welschriesling, 22% Furmint, 16% Hárslevelű

Soil type: Volcanic                      


Ageing: 8 months in Hungarian & French oak barrels

Alcohol content: 13.0%                

Bottle size: 0.75l

Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - Bronze Medal       

Kreinbacher Estate, Somló      

The Kreinbacher Estate was founded by József Kreinbacher in 2002, on the gentle slopes of the Somló mountain. It is a place where a rich alluvial subsoil meets the perfect micro-climate, creating the ideal conditions for cultivating grapes of outstanding minerality. The first sparkling wines were introduced in 2014, opening a new chapter in the history of the region that has seen the Kreinbacher Estate become the most decorated Hungarian sparkling winemaker. Crafted by a team of in-house experts and renowned outside consultants, each bottle is a revelation, as the unparalleled aroma of the grapes is masterly developed through the méthode traditionnelle approach, creating stunning vintages worthy of the highest international awards. 


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