Homonna Winery

„I’ve been running a simple estate since 1999, making two wines per year. I blend estate wines solely from hand-cultivated grapes from small parcels with extremely low yields. In 2011, I hoed more than I’d ever done before in my life. We broke up the cover crops between the grape rows and I deep ploughed so that every single drop of rain could be utilised. I was worried about the warmth and the tannins resulting from the thicker skins. However, with the quick harvest and grape work we solved this as well. The terroir and I are a given, and the grapes and the winemaker both adapt slightly to the weather.”

 

Vineyards:
Határi Olaszliszka, Erdőbénye, mixed volcanic soil, perlite
Meszesmajor-Csáky Olaszliszka, clay soil with good water keeping ability
Rány Olaszliszka, outstandingly rich volcanic rocks without a layer of top soil.


Winemaker: Attila Homonna (37)
Founding of the cellar: 1999
Area: 3,5 ha in small parcels
Annual bottling: 3,000 bottles


Winemaking and wine style: technological without technology. Careful pressing in a small press, from which only the free-run juice is used to make wine. Settling, spontaneous and wooden barrel fermentation, then 11-months of maturation in Hungarian, French and Austrian barrels. Botrytis-free, pure tasting, complex blends from exciting micro-parcels, from small bunches, old vines.