New vintage ‘Hárslevelű’ from Kreinbacher, Somló
Kreinbacher Estate has gained its international fame with the méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines made in volcanic Somló wine region (just to mention the numerous trophies from Tom Stevenson’s CSWWC), but the estate dedicates equal attention to still wines made of local varieties as well. Juhfark is obviously the star of Somló, Furmint, the Hungarian flagship variety also feels at home on Somló mountain, just like Hungary’s most widely planted white grape, Olaszrizling. However less people now (outside Hungary), that Tokaj’s second most wellknown grape, Hárslevelű gives stunning examples on Somló as well. Kreinbacher has just released its 2019 of Kreinbacher Nagy-Somlói Hárslevelű. After whole bunch pressing, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. “White flowers, some honey and quince arrive in the nose, while the palate shows an exciting harmony of white fleshed fruits and exotic fruits. Good balance, lively acidity. Friendly character that shows some mineral tones of the Somló terroir.“ Hárslevelű 2019 is now available as a special offer in a 6 pack from Bortársaság (‘Wine Society’), along with a bottle of Kreinbacher Brut Classic, Kreinbacher Rosé Brut, Kreinbacher Öreg Tőkék Bora 2017 (‘Wine of Old Vines’), Kreinbacher Somlói Juhfark Selection 2017 and Kreinbacher Nagy-Somlói Olaszriling 2019.
The estate reopens next weekend, for guests wishing to state in any of the state-of-art rooms and enjoying the gourmet dishes of the bistro, it is advised to book now with Prepayment discount.