2020 Bencze, Harslevelu, Hungary

2020 Bencze, Harslevelu, Hungary


Grape: Hárslevelű

Vineyard: dense basalt with some tuff, sandstone, brown forest soil and clay, planted in 2015.

Making of: the grapes were carefully hand-harvested and sorted, then pressed as whole clusters. Fermented and aged in 750-liter amphoras for 10 months on lees. The most “exciting” of the amphoras were used for this varietal wine, while the remaining amphora went into the Autochthon cuvée. Bottled without fining, filtration, and without added sulfur (total SO2 below 10ppm).

Personality: laser-sharp acidity surrounded by lush fruit notes