Somló (Shoam-low) is one of Hungary’s smallest appellations and once an underwater volcano in the Pannonian sea. Its slopes of ancient sea sediment, hardened lava, and basalt are home to some of Hungary’s steepest, most densely planted vineyards. There are over 1000 winemakers for just over 500 hectares. Béla Fekete is the oldest living winemaker in this appellation and has been carefully tending his 3.5 hectares since the 1970s. The combination of botrytis fermented dry, built in oxidation, high acidity and volcanic salt and smoke make this one of the iconic styles of Somló.
A rich and aromatic Furmint from the unique basalt soils of the Somló Hill, with distinctive minerality and complexity. Enjoy it with thai-style sea bass, braised chicken with mushroom, or simply as an appetizer. Fermented and aged in 1000L Hungarian oak for 12 months followed by 2 years in plastic tanks.