Lonyai Hárslevelű

Kikelet Lonyai Hárslevelű 2016

Kikelet, Tokaj (Hungary)
White (12.5%)
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Our Notes: In contrast to the Origo blend, Stéphanie never blends anything with Lónyai. This is a stand alone site. Tarcal is usually defined largely by loess soils, but it is of course more complicated than that. There is also chalk, dacite, and perlite that make vineyards like Lónyai susceptible to erosion but not as water retentive as clay. The acids here are sour and need aging, but once they balance out, it’s one of the most elegant and intense Hárslevelűs in the region. Built to age, ideally we drink this 3-5 years after vintage.

90 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine: French vintner Stéphanie Berecz worked at Disznókó before marrying a Hungarian and starting to produce wines from his family's vineyards in 2002. Hárslevelu has become one of her specialties, as this wine shows: From a vineyard rich in loess, in Tarcal, it's silky and broad, with a linden-leaf fragrance. The acidity feels a little edgy, highlighting some of the bitterness of the phenolics, which gives the wine the cut to match a fatty fish, like halibut.

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