Fekete Bela Harslevelu 2013Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
From the importer: “The Grand Old Man” of Somló is Fekete Béla. 32 years ago, while on a trip to buy grapes for his garage production, a farmer offered to sell his vineyards on the southern slopes. Fekete accepted and approaching 90 years old, still tends his 4 hectares of beloved Fehérvári-cru. Everything is done by hand, and much like the man, his wines are honest, engaging and highly expressive of the region.
The 2013 vintage is the last vintage that Bela did everything himself, before retiring into a consulting role. The loosely bunched berries of Harslevelu make it hard for botrytis to form. Grape: 100% Hárslevelu
Vinification: Hand harvested and sorted, spontaneous fermentation takes place in old 1200 liter Hungarian oak casks. No bâtonnage and never completely sealed off from oxygen, aged for 2 years before bottling
Bottling: Little to no synthetic treatments are used
Soil: Basalt and ancient seabed