Another exciting indigenous grape variety in our selection, Juhfark means ‘sheep’s tail’, and is rare even in Hungary. It is one of the oldest white wine grapes of the country, but is more or less restricted today to the Somló region north-west of Lake Balaton. The intriguing name of the grape apparently originated in the elongated, cylindrical shape of the clusters. Juhfark gives restrained and lean wines with high acidity. It is a difficult and fussy grape to grow, but in good vintages it will produce superbly elegant, age-worthy wines - and 2017 is considered one of the outstanding vintages!
Medium straw colour. Fresh, restrained nose with hints of herbs and sweet pear. Youthful on the palate, green apples and pears with citrus notes, a herbaceous character, and a touch of honey. Firm, upright structure thanks to strong but well-managed acidity. A crisp, elegant wine with a long, pebbly mineral finish.
Food pairing recommendation: Pair with light dishes such as a chicken salad or grilled fish, or a light creamy pasta dish. If you are preparing a cheese board then match with washed-rind cheese such as Appenzeller, Linburger or Taleggio.
Serving temperature: 11-12°C
Winery: Spiegelberg Winery, Nagysomló - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Grape variety: Juhfark (Sheep's tail)
Soil type: volcanic
Fermentation: used oak barrels
Ageing: 24 months in used oak barrels
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l