Barabás, Bükk, Hungary
70% Hárslevelű 30% Királyleányka
rhyolite, andesite, dacite and tuffs
5 days skin macerated Hárslevelű and hand-destemmed, 2 weeks semi-carbonic macerated Királyleányka.
Notes & Pairings
An admitted ode to Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents,” this is another collaboration with some organically sourced Hárslevelű from the Mátra appellation – hence the multiple “accents” from two appellations in the East. The blend is 70% of the Mátrai Hárslevelű with 5 days of skin contact along with her own Királyleányka from Barabás with 2 weeks semi-carbonic maceration. The sum is punched down a few times a day for 2 weeks keeping as many of the grapes intact as possible. Tons of fruit, aromatics and acidity. Has a wild edge but coaxed into balance and simply lovely to drink.