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Heumann Rajnai Riesling

Heumann Rajnai Riesling

£11.83

A top notch Riesling from a producer with Bavarian roots. The wine is a light bodied, thirst quenchingly crisp and dry. The nose still retains the classic Riesling style with a shy approach, complex aromas and subtlety. Classy and complex, with lingering acidity there are flavours of stone fruits, peach, apple and lemon.

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    Tasting Notes

    A top notch Riesling from a producer with Bavarian roots. The wine is a light bodied, thirst quenchingly crisp and dry. The nose still retains the classic Riesling style with a shy approach, complex aromas and subtlety. Classy and complex, with lingering acidity there are flavours of stone fruits, peach, apple and lemon.

    Grape(s): Rhine Riesling
    ABV: 12.5%

    About the producer:

    Heumann is a small wine estate in the western end of Villány, South West Hungary, owned by Evelyne and Erhard Heumann, a Swiss-German couple that announce themselves as “Bavarians at heart”.

    Their story dates back to 1973 when they met on a greyhound bus in Las Vegas, at a time when Erhard admits that all he knew about wine was 2 litre Lambrusco, though a career in banking meant he gradually learned more. The link with Hungary began in 1992 when Evelyne’s father came to Villány to look into setting up a chimney-making business. The chimney project didn’t work out, but he came home as the owner of a small vineyard, where the family built a holiday home and fell in love with Hungary. They made their first wine in 1996 but by 2003, they had accumulated 3 hectares and could make a real living out of it. Today the winery has 10 hectares of it’s own vines. The winery is small and functional, Erhard insists “the money is spent on the grapes”. Family succession is firmly in line as their son is now qualified as an oenologist and working in the family business.

    The Heumanns believe in Cabernet Franc as a flagship for the region and particularly feel it shines on the limestone bedrock of their area. It’s also just a little bit cooler in the Western block than the main part of Villány which brings a touch of elegance rather than all-out-power to the wines. And they believe in letting the terroir shine by subtle use of Hungarian oak – often 500l rather than barriques. Perhaps not surprisingly Bavarian Erhard adores his Riesling and Kekfrankos (Blaufrankish)– in both cases made without any oak.

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Type

    Single Bottle, Case of 6

    Country

    Hungary

    Grape

    Riesling

    Sustainability

    Organically Farmed

    Wine Type

    White

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