The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the biggest, most prestigious wine competitions in the world. In 2018 out of the 17 thousand wines that entered the competition four Hungarian items won Platinum medal. „Köves” is the first Hungarian dry white wine which was awarded 97 points out of 100.
We are not only selecting the wines from different slopes of the wine region, but we are making „plot selections” as well, which means that the grapes from the outstanding parts of the slope are harvested separately. This was the case when we made Köves cuvée.
The name „Köves” (Stony) comes from the location of the vineyard. Rain washed off the topsoil and rocky edges were formed. The roots struggled to get to the nutrients and water in the soil, which meant they needed more time to ripen. Small clusters, very small (30-40 dkg/vine) amounts of grape characterize these areas. Thanks to the small clusters and tiny berries a very rich, complex wine was born which has a lot of potential in aging.
“Full of joy! Generous aromas of pineapple, lychee, mango and minerality. A big, bold style. Rich and long with textures of honey, spice and racy acidity. This is an expressive wine that definitely stands out and delivers.” // Decanter 2018