(rhine) riesling, genesis vineyard high, rare peak grade, badacsony, hungary.


The 2016 label theme is traveling in Indochina. Here the monkey is keen to split his banana with the gods


In summer 2016, the maximum temperature were slightly over 30 degree only in few occasions, and the vines were not stressed by the heat. There were just enough rain showers to avoid the vines being stressed from drought.

For late harvesters, October 2016 was a real mess with cold weather and much rain. Consequently, the sugar growth in Riesling was moderate and the acidity got high and was preserved all the way to harvest in October


  2016-10-13 Harvest of Genesis high
  2016-10-13 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest



The analysis is made by the Hungarian OBI institute.

  Alcohol 13 % vol
  Sugar 6.4 g / l
  Total acidity 6.3 g / l
  Volatile acidity 0.26 g / l
  Bottle 750 ml
  Cork Nature


By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2020, in the summer
  Color Light to medium yellow
  Smell Developing slowly, not still fully open, a bit grassy, delicate and firm, a wine of its own personality.
  Taste For people with cold vintage preference, grass and hey, grapefruit and lime, with a hint of petrol and a lot of dried fruit. Long stylish and a bit grassy after taste.
  Judgment Has just entered its window of consumption, fantastic balanced, still young with many years ahead.

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2019, in the summer
  Color Still light yellow
  Smell Not yet fully open, a bit grassy, delicate and firm, but with shy elegant corners, a wine of its own personality.
  Taste For people with a classic preference, very mineral with grapefruit and lime, beginning of matureness with a hint of petrol and dried fruit.
  Judgment Predicted to get available within a couple of years in bottle (see above), fantastic balanced, still young with great potential.

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2017, in the summer, soon after bottling
  Color Light yellow
  Smell Still a bit raw and unpolished, but with remarkable potential. Some salty fruit with elegance and firmness.
  Taste Vigorous and powerful, like 2015 Dry honey but with a classic character, typical Sandahl stuff. Judgment: Need a couple of years to soften and
  Judgment Need a couple of years to soften and integrate, one of our best wines ever.


Banana split is of rare peak grade, but this is not indicated by the cork capsule.

Our other wines

Find below clickable links to all our other wines produced since 2010. Observe, that earlier vintages use to be sold out since long. Yellow means rare peaks, gray means mid ranges, and light blue means solid grounds.

  2010 The stamp, Recept  
  2011 Magic rain, Cappuccino oil, Give me five  
  2012 Laundry hanger, Multiplexor, Rake & scoop, Elephant tap, Box fixture  
  2013 Count down, All of a kind, Gold standard, Secret  
  2014 S.O.S., m.m.s.  
  2015 Dry honey, Wet stones, Citrus x Limon, Bear glue, Bella sunrise, Tussilago  
  2016 Banana split, Chicken year, Street smart, Tie mania  
  2017 Ball of fame, Crystal cut, Rabbit periscope, Shop stop  
  2018 Oh deer, Sign up, Not yet, By the way, Dig it  
  2019 Birdie Num Num, Brave Birds, Starling Village, Air Dive  


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