Some jewels of the Sabar-dűlő borház wine collection I own.
Obviously I would spend my week with tasting Sabar-dűlő borház wines, after having such a great visit to them last week. I have tasted three wines this week of them, four were planned but I had some personal things to deal with and had no time to taste the fourth but I will make up for it in the next days.
Szürkebarát, Pinot Grigio, Pinot gris this are just a couple of names this grape gets in the world and we all know what it means. I heard that Szürkebarát was actually the first and the Italian’s stole the grape long time ago from the Hungarians, we of course don’t know if it’s true. Szürkebarát also means grey monk and is one of the common grapes in the wine regions around the Balaton lake.
The wine is very fresh and young, has a very pleasant flower scent with hints of fruits. There is some acid in it but it’s nothing really disturbing, after all you can expect a bit of acid from fresh young wines. There is almost no sugar in it (0.5 grams I believe) and has a normal alcohol level. The perfect wine for a hot summer evening, fresh and alive.
Olaszrizling, also known as Welschriesling in Germany and is not related to the Rhine Riesling.
The history of this grape is uncertain, but Olasz is Hungarian for Italian and some stories tell that the grape was brought into Hungary by the ancient Romans.
This wine was my favorite of the ones I’ve drank so far, I normally dislike Rieslings because of their higher acidity levels but this one did not have this which is a pleasant surprise !
Like the Szürkebarát, it’s a fresh and young wine with a fruity scent and minerals. The minerals are common in Badacsony cause of the volcanic soils. The vibrant flavors had some hints of green apple and the acids were really smooth.
I don’t think I have to explain you much what grape this is, it’s one of the worlds most famous Bordeaux grapes and everyone that has every drank a red wine, will have probably had a Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine has aged for 18 months in a 225 liter oak barrels. And the grapes were harvested from the Feketebács vineyard at the Bács hills. Tasty red fruits in the nose with cherry being the most dominant, I consider the wine a full bodied one and to be very dry. It has a high tannin content which suits this wine, the wine is spicy, alive and has an elegant aftertaste of dark chocolate.