Meinklang 2017 'Foam Somlo' Ancestral White, Somlo

Meinklang 2017 'Foam Somlo' Ancestral White, Somlo

Item Number: 11859

UPC: 9-120012745896

Country: Hungary
Region: Central Transdanubia
Sub Region: Somlo
Appellation/AVA: Somlo
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): Harslevel√ľ / Juhfark
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 10.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 2.0 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic

Method: Ancestral
Disgorged: No
Fined: No
Filtered: No
Yeast: Native
Total Sulfites: 10 mg/L

Terroir Notes: Somló is Hungary’s tiniest wine region (only 300 hectares). Somló is an extinct volcano crowned by castle ruins that date back to the 11th century. The slopes are comprised of black basalt bedrock (the remnant of ancient lava flows), loess, clay, and sand topsoil. The unique terroir makes some of the smokiest, most fiery white wines in the world. Meinklang purchased their Somló vineyard in the early 2000s.

About the Juhfark (pronounced yooh-fark) Grape: Grown only on the volcanic soils of Somló, Juhfark or “sheep’s tail” in Hungarian, makes white wines that are ashy, savory and fierce with mineral-driven intensity. In Somló, the minerality paired with high acidity results some outstanding wines with great aging potential. Other flavors include green apples, flowers, lemon and wheat.