Hárslevelű

Fekete Hárslevelű 2013

Fekete, Somló (Hungary)
White (13.5%)
Hárslevelű
$25.95
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Our Notes: Literally translating to “Linden Leaf,” Hárslevelű certainly lends itself to the lime blossom teas and mild honeys that Linden trees are known for. More feminine than the Olaszrizlings and Juhfarks in the region, the texture is remarkably smooth and the acids are well balanced. Loosely bunched berries make it difficult for Botrytis to set it so the flavors are also extremely clean and lighter in body. Curries, peanut sauce, baba ganush and anything that plays off of the slightly honeyed volcanic flavors make this wine sing.

94 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine: This is the last vintage made by Fekete Béla, the "Grand Old Man" of Somló. He was still tending his volcanic hillside in his late eighties, working ten acres of vines by hand without any chemical inputs. His 2013 is gorgeous, honeyed and spicy, with the rocketing acidity typical of the region's wines, propelling forward the sweet quince and baked pear flavors. The spice and floral notes form a complex weave with the fruit, making the wine feel lavish yet precise. Delicious now, this will last for years in the cellar.

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