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VILÁGI Sauvignon Blanc 2022 - Bortársaság

VILÁGISauvignon Blanc 2022

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The village of Helemba is bordered by three rivers: the Danube flows directly in front of it, which can be followed as far as the Esztergom Basilica. The Ipoly is behind it, and the Garam winds around the western side. Oszkár Világi and his team planted nearly 10 hectares of vines here in 2015. Although 300-year-old cellars can still be found in one of the loess walls of the village, there has been no wine production in the area for the last 30 years, so it’s at least as much of a (re)discovery as what happened at Muzsla with Frigyes Bott’s wines. Because of the rivers, this place is almost a reserve, where mouflons live to this day, and the waters here were previously defined by the sturgeon, which is also on the label. The volcanic hill is called Burda, which with its clay loess soil on andesitic bedrock and its steep vineyard is an excellent place to grow grapes. A third of the 9.5 hectares is organically cultivated, the rest is in transition. The selection is broad, mainly consisting of international varieties, while the winemaking follows the German, precise, reductive direction. The style of the wines is popular, but in addition to the varietal character, you can feel a deep mineral vibe in each of them, which is unique to the place of growth. 

The Sauvignon Blanc was made 100% reductively, precisely, focussing on lively acids, mineral flavours, plus a pure fruity character. It’s an appealing, flavour-rich wine, and one of the liveliest, most varietally pure Sauvignons from 2022. The qualities of the site and the local soil makes the palate full, thick and deeply mineral.

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