Region: Lake Balaton
Nose: Floral, yellow fruit dominant. Pear, yellow apple, rosewater, gooseberry, honeysuckle and lime pith
Palate: Yellow orchard fruit, high acidity. Slight spice, very Alsacian, dry, floral and fruited. Slightly oily base, with lime leaf and star anise
Winemaking Notes: Grown on Szent Gyorgy hill. Organic farming, spontaneous fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel, aged in neutral barrique
Area Notes: Badacsony is located on the northwestern shore of Hungary’s Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in central Europe. It is dominated by Badacson, the volcanic butte on the northern shore, ringed by often terraced vineyards that shuffle down off the dormant volcano towards the lake’s shores. Other cones and buttes are prominent throughout the area as well, leading to a proliferation of oddly shaped hills and lakes. One such hill is Szent Gyorgy.
Soil is a mixture of clay, loess and sand from the Pannonian sea, all on top of Basalt.
The lake moderates temperatures and keeps things cool, while also reflecting the sunshine onto the south-facing slopes. The mountain also protects the vineyards from cold Northern winds. Overall it is cool, sub-Mediterranean climate, enhancing acidity in the grapes
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