Grape varieties

Wine and Botanical Garden

Last weeks the Carpathian Basin was transformed to a hot cabin, with 38-40 dergree and we try to cool ourselves nearby water…

Lake Balaton is the “Hungarian Sea” which is one of the best place for that purpose. So we start our tour on the north coast, and between swimming and sunbathing, visited some biological and gastronomy attractions. Folly Botanical Garden is a fourth generation arboretum, and winery also, on Badacsonyörs. Badacsony is the wine region, what about i write in earlier posts. Vulcanic soil, special microclimate because of the lake, and tradtional varieties! On the pics you see a light white wine, called Budai zöld (local variety) what is gift for the visitors. On the background is the vineyard from which it comes. The wine is elegant, definite, but enough light in the hot Sunday afternoon.

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Huge cedars, the air is filled with resin scent, the sound of cicadas and the view is amazing.

Can not miss nature lovers from bucket list!

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One wine – multiple perspectives

These month are the time of wine regions’ wine competitions. In the last few weeks I took part of some of them and it was so instructive for me, and not just the wine, but the attitude of the judges.

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One of the difference in the reviews was the use of the barrel, and therefore the style of the wine. Some homegrown variety lose its characteristic by the wood, or could not show the terroir. In Hungary we can taste wines which go agains the trends, and not just the light, easydrink and young ones, and I think it is good!

Next month Winelli started a survey, to measure how wine consumer think about it. Coming soon for details!

Furmint USA

A new project and a new web page collect the wineries in Tokaj wine region, who make dry Furmints. The site and the videos (like this) also beneficial for us Hungarians, because lot of my compatriots associate to sweet wines when they heard abut this region…

I love furmint, so I am truly happy when I see this kind of projects. About Furmint you can read in earlier posts.

Very good summery of this variety!

The project website.