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Farming : Organic | Biodynamic
Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Fermentation | Unfined | Unfiltered
Region : Somló, Hungary
Grape : Olaszrizling/Chardonnay/Tramini
Alcohol by Volume : 11.5%
Woman Winemaker: Nora Tomcsanyi
Husband and wife Arpad and Nora Tomcsanyi got married in the fall of 2016 and immediately began their first harvest in the 2.5 hectares of vineyards on the basalt-riddled hill of Somló in Hungary that Árpád's father had bought a decade earlier. Their farming is certified organic and practicing biodynamic. The Tomcsanyis made three harvest passes in order to balance out potentially high alcohol and over-the-top acidity.
The 2020 Szívhangok is a massive jump in style compared to the 2018. Instead of a blended cuvée, this is a co-fermented blend of Olaszrizling, Chardonnay, and Tramini. The Tramini spent two weeks on the skins, The Chardonnay was whole cluster, and the Olaszrizling was direct press. Fermented in 1000L barrel and bottled unfiltered with zero additions, this is a wild yet fully realized new look at Somlo, Hungary.