(rhine) riesling, mid range grade, badacsony, hungary.


The 2016 label theme is traveling in Indochina. In this part of the world, 2016 was the year of the rooster. The rooster on the label is a modern feminist, and rather prefer to name it the Chicken Year.


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 2nd fraction from pressing above harvest
  2016-10-15 Harvest of Bishop Backyard and Genesis west
  2016-10-17 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest
  2016-10-17 Harvest of Solitude and Genesis east
  2016-10-18 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest
  2016-10-18 Harvest of Genesis low
  2016-10-19 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest
  2016-10-19 Harvest of Bishop Garden
  2016-10-21 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest



The analysis is made by the Hungarian OBI institute.

  Alcohol 12.8 % vol
  Sugar 6.5 g / l
  Total acidity 6.8 g / l
  Volatile acidity 0.22 g / l
  Bottle 750 ml
  Cork Nature


By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2020, in the summer

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2019, in the summer
  Color Medium yellow.
  Smell Quite strong smell of yellow fruit, ripe gooseberries, flowers and a hint of perfume. Still very nice and attractive in the smell.
  Taste The wine gum has disappeared and is succeeded by apples and lemons in a stylish and powerful framing. Lovely balance between sugar, acidity and tannins, with a long powerful after-taste.
  Judgment As expected, this wine has soften up to a rich mouth of wine and the consumption window has just opened.

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2017, in the summer, soon after bottling
  Color Light yellow.
  Smell A bit shy smell, warm fruit and flowers, style and attraction.
  Taste Yellow apples, some wine gum and raisins, stylish acidity and a strong after taste.
  Judgment Still a bit hard and unyielding, but very promising, and needs a year to come around. Recalling the youthful character of 'count down' and 'Rake and Scope' when they were at this age.


Chicken Year is of mid range 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  


For more information, see www.villasandahl.com