Yet another Orsolya Pince wine; Abrakadabra 2008

As promised I would write about another interesting Orsolya Pince wine today with as fantasy name Abrakadabra. This wine is a white grape cuvée made out of  34% Olaszrizling (Welschriesling), 28% Chardonnay, 26% of the famous Leányka (the grape I’ve been talking about in the past two entries) and 12% Viognier. The Olaszrizling was harvested very ripe.

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Yes there is Belgian Leffe Ruby in the background ! 🙂

Yet another fascinating wine label, and a golden yellow color in the glass.
A clean and medium intensive yet complex nose with oak and honey. You can feel the higher alcohol (15%) in the nose. The wine was fermented and aged in barrel.

The flavor is creamy and oaky with honey and ripe apples. here you can feel the over ripe Olaszrizling being very dominant. You also can feel the higher alcohol in the flavor.
The wine has a medium finish.

I combined this wine with an Indian dish and although I am of the opinion that Indian and alcohol don’t fit together this was a pretty good match. I think this would be great with some Asian dishes as well.

Side information about the wine :

Winery : Orsolya Pince

Region : Eger, Hungary

Year : 2008

Type : White, cuvée made of Olaszrizling (Welschriesling), Chardonnay, Leányka and Viognier.

Price : I paid 3240 Hungarian forints for it, roughly 11 euros.

Vineyards : No information found.

Where to buy : Last bottles got sold out some time ago. However you can find the 2015 vintage in Bortársaság (www.bortársaság.hu)

Tomorrow I am at an exclusive tasting in Morgan Stanley with Ruppert from Villány. I will write a short article about it on Thursday and might have another article on Friday about a random wine I will drink (Most likely Pannonhalma – Sauvignon Blanc 2014).

 

 

 

Wine and cheese on a Saturday afternoon

Hello everyone ! The weather in Hungary is just to die for, we got full sunshine and in the middle of the day the temperature can go up as much as 30 degrees Celsius !

I love sitting on our terrace so we decided to go to Spar and bought ourselves some good quality cheese and made a small cheese and cold meat platter. As for the wine I picked an older white wine, Orsolya Pince – Sik Hegy Leányka 2006. Which was a great addition to the food, more mature and a more complex wine.

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The cheese and meat platter was made out of, mini mozzarella balls with home made green pesto, normal brie, brie with green pepper and brie with walnuts, Oud Amsterdam, cheese with truffle, blue cheese and some soft light cheese with herbs. As for the meat we had Mortadella, oven baked pork loin with garlic and Hungarian salami. This together with some butter and small slices of Kifli (Sort of Hungarian bread) and it was heaven on earth for me !

Now a few words about the wine, it is another wine from Orsolya Pince, simply because I’ve got so many bottles of them and they are a very good winery ! This is one of the oldest I bought last year and I remember that the pair of this bottle was tainted already so it was a bit of a gamble.

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Pay closer attention to the label, it is absolutely stunning ! After you did that have a look at the color of the wine, it’s golden yellow which usually indicates age in a white wine.

A clean and very intensive nose, honey with linden, apricot jam, salty caramel and flowers.

A good balanced flavor that represents the nose, acids and alcohol quite well with a medium long finish. There was a little sweetness in the flavor which fitted very well with our cheeses.

The leányka grapes were the second harvest from the Sik-Hegy vineyard which Orsolya Pince bought in 2005. The vineyard dates back all the way to 1963.

The wine fits perfect with cheese !

 

Tomorrow I will publish another article about an Orsolya Pince wine, so make sure to check back !

Side information about the wine :

Winery : Orsolya Pince

Region : Eger, Hungary

Year : 2006

Type : White, 100% Leányka

Price : I paid 3000 Hungarian forints for it, roughly 10 euros.

Vineyards : Sik-Hegy, started to be used in 1963 and was  bought by Orsolya Pince in 2005

Where to buy : http://www.kezmuvesborok.hu/ (Site is in Hungarian, I can help you order if you are interested in this wine, just drop me a comment here or pm me on facebook and I will be happy to help you !