Dr. Jozsef Laposa and his wife Nora bought their first plots of land in the beautiful Badacsony area in 1990. The Laposa estate grew and is currently made up of over 10 hectares of vines covering Badacsony, Csobanc Hill, Koves, Szent Gyorgy and Somlo. In 2005, they handed the reins to their son Bence Laposa, but it is still a family business; their two daughters are also actively involved in the running of the winery. They combine traditional processes with the very latest technology to produce wines of exceptional quality and style, infused with the freshness and minerals of the basalt hills. The result is a selection of wines that truly reflect the prestige of Badacsony. If you’re lucky enough to visit the Badacsony area be sure to visit the Laposa winery and wine hotel, and take a moment to savour a glass of their refreshing white wine while enjoying the breathtaking view of the lake of Balaton.
Winemaker: Bence Laposa Region: Balaton Variety/Blend: Olaszrizling and Riesling
A blend of Riesling and Olaszrizling grapes, this wine is an excellent example of Balaton’s basalt hills. Yellow fleshed fruits such as melons, citrus and apples, this is a medium bodied wine with a dynamic structure, a long lasting taste, and a classic flavour.
Goes great with: Grilled or baked salmon/tuna, grilled or roast chicken and turkey, creamy/buttery sauces, barbecues, pasta dishes like carbonara, seafood in creamy white wine sauce.
An exciting true terroir wine: Keknyelu is a rare grape variety from almost exclusively the northern shores of Lake Balaton, a specialty from Badacsony. Its floral bouquet becomes reminiscent of yellow fruits upon aging. At the age of 2 or 3, Keknyelu turns into a rounder, more serious wine.
Those who are already familiar with the variety won’t be disappointed, but also highly recommended to those who are a bit more experimenting and want to taste some unusual volcanic wines from this region.