Tokaj, Hungary (Toke-Eye)
%100 Hárslevelű (HARSH-lehveh-LOO)
Stony with rhyolite
220L Hungarian Oak
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.