Type of the wine: White, Dry
Grape variety: 100% Rhine Riesling
Sugar / Alcohol / Acidity: Dry / 7.2 g/l / 13.5 % / 5.4 g /l
Terroir, vineyard: The upper part of ‘Kezdet’ vineyard on Badacsony mountain (South–South-West lying vineyard cultivated by Villa Sandahl).
Training system: Medium–high cordon, short pruning. Serious yield control: 1.5 kg / vine on the average. Hand harvest, harvest date is adjusted to full phenolic ripeness (at the end of October).
Technology: – Fermentation at controlled, low temperature (starting with 6 °C and closing with 15 °C).
– Whole bunch pressing.
– Made of the first, cleanest fraction of pressings (from Kezdet vineyard)).
– Yeast selected for Rhine Riesling is used.
– Slow fermentation of 3 months in stainless steel vats (from pressing until bottling).
Quality level: This wine belongs to the ‘Rare peak’ level, which is our premium grade, the highest level of the estate.
Temperature: 12 – 15 °C
Food pairing: Fish, spicy Asian meat and pasta dishes.
Available quantity: 1800 bottles
Retail price: Webshop retail price: 11.900 HUF. / Take away retail price in cellar: 11.400 HUF / 34-36 Euros
Story: The No1 wine of the estate from vintage 2018. From this vintage the top category wines of the estate are provided with a black capsule with golden letters of ‘SANDAHL’. The labels are designed by one of the owners, Christer Sandahl, and he introduces a new, unique concept year by year, the labels are never repeated. Each label of vintage 2018 depicts a road sign.
Imported to: Sweden, Italy
A young wine, still impressive and as years pass, it will reveal even more exciting colours. Its complex nose shows ripened citrus notes enchanting lily of the valley mixed with volcanic minerality and classic, characteristic aromas of the variety. Pronounced acidity, but well integrated into the flavours. We will find harmony in the long lasting sip: zesty citrus fruits appear along tropical fruits and saline minerality.