Somló

Vividly soft

…yes, this is our smallest wine region. Somló Hill is a volcanic butte (wittness hill) stands lonely on the plain. At the moment we do not care how big or how small is this because the point is that especial white beauties comes from Somló’s grapevines. I love these typical powerful acid rich whites, but not like in riesling from Germany, rather specific mineral style. Must try.

somló hill

Wine: Somlói Juhfark Aszú

Winery: Somlói Apátsági Pince

The variety is Juhfark (related to this wine region) and the wine is an Aszú, made from botrytis berries. I got it as a gift, and it may seem strange I have no information about sugar, acid, alcohol rates. During tasting only thing I want to know, how can I take more bottles.

Fragrance is complex, more sensual than Juhfark usually (because this variety is not the easy understand type) like linden honey, pretty sweet but not ultra sweet scent, I love it. Taste is wonderful, acid and sugar in absolutely perfect harmony, pampers silky my tongue. Nice symphony. Juhfark is the strong male personality, which get a graceful shape, and the result is so charming…

You have to come and taste, it is a rarity, real gift of nature.

 

 

February is the month of furmint

This is February, I am Hungarian and I love furmint. This grape is one of the base wine of Tokaji Aszú but this is not the only reason why we love it.

Many people think that Tokaj wines are always sweet and diggestiv drinks. Furmints from Somló or Tokaj can show how respectable a long-lived white wine.

FURMINT

I am fond of its pear and nutmeg nose, and long flavour. It has more faces in different soils, and regions. Furmints from Somló have temperate fragrance but dense and minerally. Tokaj furmints have more fruit aromas, but both of them well balanced and complex, multi-dimensional white.

Februar is the month of Furmint so we can enjoy these gems in numerous restaurants and wine bars. The top of the programms is a Big Furmint Ferbuary Taste in Vajdahunyad castle.

It’s a fabled castle for me, and especial place for wine tasting. When you arrive, it is a prince/ss feeling, like in a fable, because of the castle, the milieu, beautiful wines…

The castle represented the mansion in Vajdahunyad, Transylvania. Even more uniqe are the historical monuments details, from Cathedral from Pécs, Catherine’s Gate in Brassó, Charles’ Gate from Gyulafehérvár, Gödöllői Royal Palace, Church in Ják and many others.

Oh yes, I know that a tasting with near 70 wineries is a hard work even for a prince/ss, but this is the most extensive possibiliti taste furmint, you mustn’t miss out!