Notes from Danch & Granger Selections:
"Setting up shop in the village of Olaszliska just north of the village of Tokaj near the banks of the famous Bodrog River, Samuel farms roughly 5 hectares in this area (Határi vineyard) and an additional couple of hectares on the slopes of Mt. Tokaj. The soils on Határi have a 15 million year old volcanic base (tuffa, obsidian), broken up limestone and clay. With 10,000 plants per hectare (90% Furmint, 10 % Hárslevelű), and some as old as 90 years, no herbicides or pesticides are used and no tractor usage. Everything is done by hand.
Planted in the 1960s in red clay flush with volcanic rhyolite and zeolite, the 2021 was hand harvested, directly pressed into Hungarian oak barrels and followed by 9 months on the lees. We’ve been tasting this site from Samuel since the 2012 vintage was unveiled at the first ever Great Tokaj Auction. Not lacking in acidity with a kiss of residual sugar that is absolutely needed, this also has structure, skin tannins and richness wrapped in a refreshing package."