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"This wine is the blend of the three most powerful and electric amphoras. Hulk in a tiny bottle!"
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Kéknyelű, Bencze Birtok 2019

Flinty / Mineral / White Peach

Price

£ 25.50

Colour

White

Product Name

Kéknyelű

Producer

Bencze Birtok

Region

Badacsony

Country

Hungary

Vintage

2019

Farming

Biodynamic

Grape

Kéknyelű

Volume

Bottle 75cl

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From a rare and intriguing variety, Kéknyelű (meaning blue stems) which could be compared to Riesling as a point of reference but deserves its own recognition. It produces wines that are perfumed, mineral and age worthy.

Freshly cut daisy paired with lemon sherbet and white peach. Flinty mineral, full of tension and longevity – Hulk closed into a tiny bottle. Needs time to open.
In the end of September the grapes were harvested in multiple steps to catch the perfect ripeness. After slow, gentle whole-bunch pressing the grapes are transferred to clay amphoras where they ferment and age for 10 months. This wine is the blend of the three most powerful and electric amphoras. Was bottled mid of July unfined, unfiltered and without the addition of SO2
2019 – the beginning of the year was defined with sparse rainfall, then came an unusually cold and rainy May. July was dry again making the rainfall patterns even more unbalanced. Luckily the ripening season came with dazzling sunshine and cool, dry autumn days, making the harvest season optimal.
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

Flinty / Mineral / White Peach

Colour

White

Product Name

Kéknyelű

Producer

Bencze Birtok

Region

Badacsony

Country

Hungary

Vintage

2019

Farming

Biodynamic

Grape

Kéknyelű

Volume

Bottle 75cl