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"Can age as long as you can resist not opening it ;) Without a doubt one of the most impressive Rieslings out there."
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Aries Riesling, Bencze Birtok 2017

Floral / Stone Fruit / Creamy

Price

£ 36.50

Colour

White

Product Name

Aries

Producer

Bencze Birtok

Region

Badacsony

Country

Hungary

Vintage

2017

Farming

Biodynamic

Grape

Riesling

Volume

750ml

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Floral and stone fruit driven with delicate creamy mouthfeel. Charming with extreme tension and depth.

The grapes were harvested on the 9th of September. After slow, gentle whole-bunch pressing the grapes are transferred to an amphora where it ferments and ages for 2 years. Was bottled unfined, unfiltered and without the addition of SO2 in December 2019.

The vineyards are situated on the Szent György hill, in Badacsony, north of the lake Balaton, on south-east facing slopes at 118 to 180 meters altitude. The soil is made up mainly from volcanic basalt with a mix of clay, loess and sand.
In the cellar, István likes to take a step back and let the wines ferment spontaneously mainly in amphoras. He prefers not to use any additives in order to preserve the original personality of the varieties and the unique minerality of the volcanic soil.
The main goal at Bencze Birtok is to make wines that show the most of their terroir. István believes that the most essential moment is the picking time. It often happens that a wine is a result of five different harvest dates in order to achieve the desired balance.

Taste

Floral / Stone Fruit / Creamy

Colour

White

Product Name

Aries

Producer

Bencze Birtok

Region

Badacsony

Country

Hungary

Vintage

2017

Farming

Biodynamic

Grape

Riesling

Volume

750ml

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