Color/Style: White, Light Medium Bodied
From one of the oldest vineyards in the world, and the first in the world to be officially classified, comes Lenkey Pincészet. These wines are dry Tokaj. But how can this be?! Tokaj is a sweet wine! Well, mostly: Tokaj Aszu is a famously sweet dessert wine and has been the wine of Tokaj since 1630.
But look back even further and you find reports of wines that have helped to inspire a new generation of dry whites that are stately like Tokaj Aszu, but fresh and accessible like a mountain white. Ambitious producers, like Géza Lenkey, use their unique terroir and indigenous grapes to produce incredible wines. But they're still new and "quirky" and are totally affordable.
Géza farms 15 parcels spread over 10 hectare in the subregions of Mad and Bodrogkeresztur. Lenkey’s vines have been organically farmed since 2005 and were some of the first in Hungary to be certified in 2015. The native yeast fermentations are spontaneous and they add nothing but some sulphur at bottling for stability. The grapes are picked with good natural acidity, and if malolactic fermentation happens to occurs, they allow it. The result is a very high acid wine with some rich, mellow notes.