The Wine: In Classic Somlo-terms a 9 year old wine is still in its kindergarten years. For example this Harslevelu only just started showing what happens, when a White Wizard and a Magic Mountain work in perfect harmony.
The Winery: 'Uncle' Bela is 91 this year and feels just fine, thank you for asking. He never produced a drop of wine before he retired at the springy age of 60. Then when he eventually figured the "wine stuff" out with his razor-sharp engineer's mind, he set the trend for not only an appellation, but for an country. His wines have been defining "Classic Somlo" for over 3 decades.
Grape:Harslevelu. "The Hungarian Lady" - light and flirtatious with honey and flowery fragrances on the outside, offering unexpected depths, dangers and complexity on the inside. Very distinct varietal, one of the few, that volcanic soil can not fully overpower, because of its ever-lasting honey-fragrance. Its wine is full of surprises all along its maturing cycle.