Exceptional project by Roland Velich (Weingut Moric) in collaboration with Villa Tolnay, two young Hungarian winemakers. Gourmet wine based on riesling & furmint. Of great importance is the volcanic soil north of Lake Balaton. A gastronomic wine.
This wine has very interesting and fine aromas. Very engaging, clear and fragrant, it shows a flowery, yellow stone fruit nose, pure, a little smoky and slightly herbal in the background.
This Riesling and Furmint blend is super focused and delivers lemon citrus, jasmine and steely notes. The core has a zesty acidity and is tightly wound, demonstrating excellent concentration.
The Hidden Treasures project sees the highly talented Roland Verlich of Moric Wines seeks out fellow passionate winemakers producing wines with indigenous varieties from extraordinary terroir. The 2019 collaboration is with Villa Tolnay who are located on the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. Soils here are volcanic and like all Moric wines, it's produced with minimal intervention so as to allow the truest expression of this wild terroir and the indigenous grape varieties.
Jancis Robinson's Tasting Notes
" This is a thrilling, truly unique, dry white that embodies the symbiosis of Austria and Hungary – a hark back to the Austro-Hungarian empire perhaps?
A 50:50 blend from Hungary, made by Austrian Roland Velich in conjunction with Villa Tolnay of Balaton. Such tension and refreshment here! Real grip and density. Hints of spearmint as well as the structure and acidity of these two grape varieties which, in this wine, don’t seem to cancel each other out but rather provide a brilliant combination. Dry finish and masses of substance. A sort of electric shock of a wine. Wonderful stuff. 13% alcohol 17/20 Drink 2022–2027"
Alan's Personal Tasting Notes
"In short - limes, honey, and white pepper - but it’s much more complex than that. Fabulous! Love it! I can't get across how fabulous this is - one of the finds of my career!" February 2023.
|Riesling 50%, Furmint 50%
13% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle
|Ready 2022 - 2027
Organic Wine, Biodynamic - Serve at between 8°-10°C
|Stinky Cheeses, goat cheese, Seafood, light meat, vegetarian.