Riesling is the principal grape variety of the cool-climate Pannonhalma wine region, and it is also one of the primary grapes cultivated in the south-facing vineyards of the Pannonhalma Archabbey.
This is a refreshing and elegant vintage with a rich aroma of mint leaves and a smooth touch of grape blossoms, followed by citrus notes of grapefruit and lime on the palate. The quintessential summer wine with a true Riesling structure, it is perfect for drinking now but will get even better with age.
Recommended alongside cold starters, salads, seafood and fish as well as for friendly discussions on warm summer evenings.
Serving temperature: 11-12°C
Grape variety: Riesling
Soil type:Sand and loess, brown woodland soil, white and red clay
Fermentation:Stainless steel tank
Ageing:Stainless steel tank
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Special feature: Vegetarian
Pannonhalma Archabbey - Pannonhalma Region - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Winemaking was introduced to the Pannonhalma region when Benedictine monks founded their monastery in 996, establishing organised viticulture in Hungary. In 2000, the abbey repurchased vineyards that had been previously confiscated and began replanting grapevines under the guidance of the well-respected winemaker Tibor Gál, while a modern gravity flow cellar was also built. Pannonhalma is one of the smallest wine regions of the country, with growing conditions similar to Alsace and Burgundy. The Archabbey Winery cultivates a combination of native and international varieties using sustainable farming practices and uses hand-harvesting to bring an authentic taste of the terroir, which reflects its long history and rich traditions.
The ultimate comfort food, rakott crumpli (layered potatoes) is a true family favourite and a popular weekend staple. Easy to assemble and prepare ahead of time, this delicious potato bake is given an irresistible gourmet touch by the addition of piquant chorizo, infusing the dish with a rich meaty and paprika flavour.