Homonna Attila

„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.”