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Bencze Keknyelu 2019

$31.99
Istvan Bencze on this wine: "'Keknyelu' is a rare variety of white wine grape that is mainly found in the Badacsony wine region. It requires a lot of work in the vineyard, so the cultivation of this grape has largely been abandoned. It can have problems with pollination, is sensitive to drought, and is late-ripening, so it needs the most prominent area to grow. However, its exotic aroma and unique structure compensate the winemaker for all this hard work. The grapes were carefully hand-harvested and sorted, then pressed as whole cluster. Fermented and aged in 750-liter amphoras for 10 months on lees. Each harvest day leads to different characteristics of the particular grape juice; the most "exciting" and powerful three of the amphoras were used for this varietal Keknyelu. Bottled without fining, filtration, and without added sulfur (total SO2 below 10ppm).