TRADITION AND NATURALNESS…

… IN THE VINEYARD

The 15-hectare estate, entirely accessible on foot, gives us the opportunity to pay attention to each vine, and to complete the entire viticulture ourselves. The variety in the locus of our areas and soil provide us with every opportunity to strive towards the finest quality. We also have some of the best areas located in Tihany, as well as the Fekete-hegy in the Kál Basin. We only work with the wine regions’ most noble traditional grape varieties. We only process our own grapes, and each phase of winemaking takes place on our estate in Csopak. We pursue controlled organic viticulture through Hungária Öko Garancia under the registration number 763866.

… IN THE WINE CELLAR

We believe in minimal intervention during the process of winemaking. We reduce our areas to 40-50 q/ha of production. We harvest based on acidity, and work towards a sugar content of 20 at most. During one harvest day we pick at most 1 hectare of grape crop. We ferment using a spontaneous method. Taking this into consideration, we process each cluster without the use of sulpher and enzymes. We remove the individual grapes, crush them gently and allow the must to contact with the skin for two hours or overnight. Following the soaking, using a quick and gentle method we create must using a basket press. From the press, the must is emptied into cooling tanks, which is filtered naturally through the marc, and is free of sedimentation. From here, it is then poured into fermentation tanks, barrels or ceramics. Each harvest day is fermented separately, and are aged separately until the spring racking. During treatment of the wine only natural flocculants are used. The single vineyard selection Csopak wines and red wines are unfiltered when bottled.

OUR TERROIR

Our plots can be found in Csopak, Tihany and the Fekete-hegy of Kál. All three Balaton region terroir have their own unique micro climate and geology.

The difference in locus and the distance from the Balaton create a stark difference between the soils in each vineyard, which greatly impact the character of the wine.

CSOPAK

Sandstone

Permian – 300 million years

The sediment of the Permian sandstone owes its deep red colour to its high hematite content, much in the same way the planet Mars owes its red colour to iron ore. During its formation, 300 million years ago, our country lay along the equator in the embrace of the Variscan Mountains. The desert climate began wearing down the immense ore-rich mountain range over a course of millions of years. In recent times, the red sediment was spread out by a river in the Balaton’s region.

CSOPAK

Marl

Triassic – 200 million years

The 250-100 million-year-old marl was formed during a geological period when the Balaton’s region became part of a tropical climate. There were various small islands situated at the edge of the Thetis Ocean in shallow waters. Among these were the high grounds of ancient Bakony, which remained permanently above water. This period was at the same time the heyday of the dinosaurs, which populated the region’s lagoons and dry land.

TIHANY & KÁL

Basalt

Miocene – 6 million years

Africa and Europe’s collision resulted in intense volcanic activity. As the mountain ridges formed through folding, inland seas became wedged in between. An example of this is the Pannonian Sea between the Carpathian Mountains, which slowly filled up with the alluvium of the ancient Danube and Tisza rivers. In the area in which the sea was located, a savanna flecked with lakes and rivers was born. 8-4 million years ago, the peaceful lives of the rich wildlife in the savanna was interrupted by the volcanic eruptions of the buttes.

50

Thousand bottles

12

Vineyards

15

Hectares

CSOPAK

  • Szent Donát (Szitahegy) – 2,5 ha
  • Hegyalja – 0,6 ha
  • Nagykút – 2 ha
  • Bene – 0,4 ha
  • Berekhát – 0,8 ha
  • Kishegy – 1 ha
  • Slikker – 1,3 ha
  • Sáfránkert – 1,4 ha

TIHANY

  • Lapi – 1,2 ha
  • Ráta – 1 ha
  • Farkasverem – 0,6 ha
  • Cserhegy – 1,2 ha

KÁL

  • Töttös – 2 ha