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Hárslevelű Lindenleaf - 2019

Hummel

3.30 / 5.0

Type
white still, dry
Region
Dunántúl OFJ, Hungary
Producer
Hummel
Vintage
2019
Grapes
Hárslevelű
Alcohol
11
Sugar
0.6
Price
570 UAH
Cellar
not available
Hummel Hárslevelű Lindenleaf 2019

Ratings

2.50 / 5.0750 ml

Stability is not about this wine. I've tasted it on multiple occasions and it filled the spectrum between mediocre orange and good one. This time it was even below. Very volatile, bergamot tea with spoon of honey and a lemon slice. Very murky, acidic and aggressive.

3.80 / 5.0750 ml

Tasted blind and my guess was Austria or Fruili. Turned out to be Hungary! Obviously, my grape guess wasn't even close. Medicore orange, a little bit better than the last time. Soaked apples, spring flowers, nutmeg and balsamic notes. Best from the Hummel range.

3.50 / 5.0750 ml

Mediocre orange. Soaked apples, caramel and spring flowers. Pretty good, but nothing special. I'd love to give it a year or two to settle down and find an inner peace.

Hummel

Horst Hummel was born near Stuttgart. His family is a Schwabian/Hungarian mix. His great-grandfather was a winemaker in the Austro-Hungarian empire. In 1997 Horst visited Hungary, mostly to get a sense of his family origins. Passionate about wine, he wanted to visit the best winemaking regions during that trip. And so he came to Villány (southern Hungary). And he fell in love with the climate and wine culture. Horst casually asked his hosts about the price for vineyards. And just within days, he became a happy owner of a plot in Villány. By 1998 Hummel winery was up and running. Today Horst lives in Berlin but often commutes back and force between his home and Villány.

Weingut Hummel practices organic farming since 2008 and follows biodynamic principles since 2016. On the 7.5 ha vineyards, they grow Kékfrankos, Portugieser, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Furmint, Traminer, and Hárslevelű.