This is made from the Furmint grape from a single vineyard (Barakony).  Várhegy is the name of an extinct volcano that dominates the geography of the area (the name means castle hill).  The wine checks in at 11.6%ABV with Residual Sugar at 2.9 g/l (just barely perceptible).  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has pronounced diesel notes along with some quince.  On the palate, this is light to medium bodied.  Tart quince paste notes with nice minerality.  Slight smokiness.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This drinks well on its own but will work better with food.  Lighter poultry, or salads or seafoods would be good.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$26.00USD

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