Owner of a small winery (5ha) and a cult following in Hungary, Frigyes Bott is a winemaker born and working in Slovakia just across the Danube. Although the winery is not entirely biodynamic yet, Mr. Bott prefers natural and labour-intensive methods to advanced technology.
Bott Frigyes – Passion, 2009
This is a blend of Olaszrizling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc.
Fairly complex yet light nose of passion fruit, with kiwi and other tropical fruits coming through with a greenish accent and along a hint of minerality.
On the palate juicy fruity notes of peach primarily with an oaky vanilla undertone. Light minerality mingled with gentle apricot jam acidity, well balanced with a bit of residual sugar, just enough for a medium-bodied wine. Tasty finish, not long but not too short either. Under elevated temperature it tastes caramelized pineapple.
Mature but not old wine, enjoy it now at medium to even higher temperature!
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Bott Frigyes – Rizling vlašský, 2009
Vibrant lemon hue. The nose is sweet, stylish minerality with an almond accent. Very attractive.
Clear and clean character with firm acidic determination. This prickling mineral acidity is rigorously accentuated throughout the palate, rebalanced by some residual sugar or alcohol (14%). Robust acidity with a tasty chalky salty charm.
I think it’s a tremendous wine. Forget fruits. This is pure acid filtered through the savory chalky peaks of the Carpatians.
How to drink? Better served chilled and decanted an hour before drinking. It goes well with a slightly cooler or warmer bottle of the same wine.