Kreinbacher Estate's Öreg Tőkék Bora (Old Vines Selection) is created from the finest bunches, which are carefully hand-picked and exclusively harvested from old plantings of welschriesling (olaszrizling), furmint and hárslevelű. With roots reaching deep down into the unique volcanic soil of Somló, grapes from these vines have an intense, concentrated minerality that showcases the best of this special terroir.
A cool minerality with hints of apricot and peach in the nose. Deep and intense palate combines citrus fruits with pronounced mineral, salty aromas and a 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 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: 12-14°C
Winery: 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 wine maker. 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.
Grape Variety: 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