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Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe
Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe

2018 Bott Kulcsár Hárslevelű

2018 Bott Kulcsár Hárslevelű
Bott
Tokaj, Hungary (Toke-Eye)
2018
%100 Hárslevelű (HARSH-lehveh-LOO)
Cool Continental
Stony with rhyolite
Western
220L Hungarian Oak
13%
7.6 g/l
5.7 g/l

Notes & Pairings

This has been one of their single vineyards that has grown on me over the years. It’s at the foot of a volcano where supposedly a large layer of lava flowed over. After millions of years of erosion, it’s extremely nutrient poor (little to no loam or humus), always gives a high extract and forces the roots to go deep. Planted 45 years ago, it was so rocky (tons of rhyolite) that the local wine council extracted stones to help build a local road. Aromatic, which is typical for Hárslevelű, this is like drinking out of a quartz bowl with a chalk rim.

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