€25,00 for a 750ml bottle (€33,33 / L)
Incl. 16% VAT + shipping.
Bencze Birtok - Hegymagas, Hungary
100% Riesling - 11.5% abv
For the 'Riesling' series in every vintage Bencze blends pure Riesling picked only from their special plot called 'Templomdombi'. They then harvest from both their young plantation of 2015 and also from their oldest vineyard planted in 1976.
Vintage '18 was hot, sometimes 'tropical' and rainy with extreme early ripening and 150 mm rain in the beginning of September. The backbone of this vintage was the wine harvested right before the rain, combined with the harvest after the rain, carefully selected to avoid botrytis.
After whole-cluster pressing and one-night sedimentation it was fermented in amphoras and aged for 10 months on the lees. It's blended one month before bottling and then bottled without fining, filtration or added sulfur.
This Riesling is stunning and exceptionally different from what you might believe a Riesling should taste like. Extremely bold with elegant acidity. Tropical and honey glazed, with an interesting cheesy finish.
You can decant 30 minutes before. Still tastes great the next day.