18,50 € tax incl.
Grape variety: Hárslevelű
Producer: Kikelet Pince
Wine Region: Tokaj
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Stéphanie Berecz, the winemaker 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.
A wine that is light golden in colour, it has a pronounced and expressive nose. This wine has intense aromas of spice, pollen and elderflower. On the palate it is fresh and intense – lemon and ripe limes initially and then tropical flavours come through to a very long finish.
Although it was aged in 230-litre barrels, the oak notes are not yet detectable, but only the fullness alongside the taut acids is.
Ole Udsen, october 2019.