2020 Bencze, Autochthon, Badacsony, Hungary

2020 Bencze, Autochthon, Badacsony, Hungary


István on this wine: “The name comes from Greek ‘autokhthon’ which means aboriginal or native. That is why we made this blend exclusively from native varieties of the Carpathian Basin, all of them from our precious ’Templomdombi’ plot.”

Varieties: Furmint (35%), Hárslevelű (49%) and Kéknyelű (16%)

Age of Vines: planted in 2015

Soil: dense basalt with some tuff, sandstone, brown forest soil and clay

Yield: 1 kg/vine

Winemaking: The grapes were harvested at three various times at their optimum maturity. Half of the Hárslevelű
was destemmed into open fermenters and fermented with skins for 8 days, while the other half of the Hárslevelű along with Kéknyelű and the Furmint were pressed as whole bunches and fermented in different types of amphoras. Aged on fine lees for 9 months. It was blended in June and bottled in July without fining, filtration, and without added sulfur (total SO2 below 10ppm).