Istvándy is a relatively big winery with 40 ha on Tóth-Hegy and Csobánc in the Badacsony wine region. Still, it’s very unknown compared to many of its peers.
No vintage on the label so I only guess it was a 2006. Funnily enough, the description of the wine on the winery’s website doesn’t mention the vintage either but it says it’s full of tropical fruit aromas so it must be a different one from what I’m reviewing here.
This one’s very clean, bright, with matt greenish reflections.
After 18 months in oak this wine is relatively free of its side-effects. This Kéknyelű has a light, slightly perfumed floral nose of gooseberry and elderflower of medium-intensity. The palate is very clean elderberry juice, a bit salty and there’s a nettle element too. Well structured, with a relatively thick and grip character and firm acidity a bit over the top maybe. Good length, some aromas still showing.
Score: 6 points
Price: HUF 2 600