Meinklang 2021 'Foam Vulkan' Ancestral White, Somlo
Item Number: 17708
Region: Central Transdanubia
Sub Region: Somlo
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Hárslevel? / 40% Juhfark
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic rock with a light layer of loess
Average Vine Age: 35-60 years old
Winemaking: Grapes were harvested from biodynamically farmed vines. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with native yeast in stainless steel. The Foam Vulkan was bottled with 10 grams of residual sugar sugar and fermentation finished naturally in bottle. Wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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.