Olaszrizling Szent Ilona

Spiegelberg Olaszrizling Szent Ilona 2010

Spiegelberg, Somló (Hungary)
White
Olaszrizling
$39.95
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Olaszrizling, or what’s also called Graševina in Croatia, Riesling Italico in Italy, Welschriesling in Austria and Laški Rizling in Slovenia, is undeniably unique when planted in Somló. The basalt rich soil, cool continental climate, and István’s desire to pick later in the season results in something thing special. There is a lot of power and structure in this wine, and the weight lends itself to pairing with squash soups, Dim Sum dumplings, creamy sauces and fatty fish. In nearby Austria this same grape can typically make rich Trockenbeerenauslese, but when fermented to near dryness in Somlò with over a year in barrel, something far more rare results. 664 bottles produced.

92 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine: “István Spiegelberg started making wine as a hobby, a reprive from his job test-driving BMWs in Munich. In 2007, he moved to his mother's hometown of Somló, and turned his full attention to his vineyard, five acres he handpicks mostly by himself. This might be the loveliest welschriesling I've ever tasted, a big, busty wine with expansive flavors. All the honeysuckle, sage and peach nectar flavor radiates from a core of volcanic minerality, the firm acidity giving a regal stance. It's elegant, ready for a salt-crusted branzino.

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